Saturday, June 16, 2007

I Am Never Satisfied With Where I Live: An Intraspective Whine Session By: Dan

So I have fallen into an awful pattern since I started college a few years ago. I will call it "The grass is always greener" syndrome. I believe I am officially the king of being dissatisfied with my life situation, and then moving to a different place only to find that it's the same situation I left but with a different setting. Fully acknowledging this, I am seriously considering a move back to Cedar City. Although I hope this time it's less motivated by "the grass is always greener" syndrome than times past. Truth be told, I miss it down there. I would love to get out of this traffic. I really want to take my bike down there. But the main reason I am seriously considering the move is because UVSC doesn't have my major. I want to take a page out of Natalie's book and graduate in the social sciences, but for secondary ed, because little kids are freaky. *SIDE NOTE* Little children are sort of like animals, because you never know what they are thinking. That is why they are freaky. *END SIDE NOTE* UVSC doesn't have a social sciences composite degree. So, I'm left with only a couple options.
#1 Graduate in secondary ed history. My uncle who is a superintendent down in southern Utah warned me that history teachers aren't in high demand. Also, History teachers are kind of a one trick pony, and I want to be marketable, so this option pretty much sucks.
#2 Transfer to another school up north. This is where my perpetual dissatisfaction with my living arrangements kind of takes over. I don't like living up here. I would prefer at this point to live in Cedar again.
#3 Transfer to SUU. Sounds good to me for now, but knowing myself all too well, I am confident that within months I will be longing to be back in lame-ass Utah Valley. Still I cling to the hope that I might break the cycle and finally find the satisfaction that I have been searching for.

2 comments:

- G - said...

sucks that uvsc doesnt have your major. i wonder if that will change when it goes to UVU. lots of stuff will change when that happens, I would look into it.

Honestly i would hate to have you move down there again. you were basically dead to me the last time you moved to ceder, its just to far away. but you gotta do what you gotta do i guess.

not sure if i completely understand the "grass is always greener" syndrome so im not sure how to relate.

one thing is for sure though.. if you decide to move back to ceder.. ill never buy a bike for the rest of my life!

Natalie said...

If my vote counts I say you go back to SUU. The good thing with the S.S. Composite is not only do you have more options, you will be more maketable. You can take History, Psychology, and Political Science classes instead of just history. That sounds like fun, doesn't it?

Also, I don't know if you tried this last time you were there but since you're into mnt biking check out this website http://suu.edu/ss/outdoors/ it will give you some fun stuff to do in Cedar.