Choosing and then chaning minds...
and a whole lot of general confusion...
Ben and I have finally decided we're going to Rexburg.
Which, if you recall, was our original plan. However, once we got married, we started throwing out a bunch of other options to consider. Like what about Boise State University? That sounded pretty good.
Or BYU-Provo. Closer to my family and friends (always appealing). With the option of me going for a masters.
Or SUU, my old, beloved alma mater complete with awesome professors, familiar faces, and possible job opportunities.
To be completely honest, BYU-I remained on the possibility list, but was always the most unattractive option.
If I can be frank, Ben calls it "Sexburg," a more direct form of the common "BYU-I Do." Referring to the fact that most there are hungry for all things marriage, relationships and dating.
Plus it has a distinct reputation as being completely and utterly freezing in the winter.
Anyhow, our confusion led us to so many possibilities. And for months (I'm not kidding people! Months!) we have vascillated (big word, eh? eh?) from option to option.
Finally, at the end of October, we heard back from BYU-Provo. And they didn't want Ben. And even though my family took it pretty hard knowing we wouldn't be moving close to them, we were absolutely relieved to know that Provo wasn't even an option. It narrowed things down for us.
After a few more days of contemplation, I realized that BYU-I seemed and felt right. When I told Ben this, I didn't expect him to agree with the idea. He had been a die hard SUU fan from the beginning (before he even met me). But when I brought it up, he said that he had felt the same way.
So he accepted his track (Winter/Spring), I told my job that I had to peace out earlier than planned, and Ben and I are currently making plans to move to Rexburg at the end of December.
We have yet to find a place to live...but we're pretty freaking stoked.
Even if the ever present, hand holding zoobies induce vomit on a daily basis. ;)