|Apr. 19th, 2009 @ 09:26 pm (no subject)|
|I'm graduating from GVSU in Fall 2012.|
Then what? I might go work with the Peace Corps in Belize, where I'm already going to be spending a summer studying Anthro abroad. I might find some Archaeological field work to jump start my career.
I can move to Oregon. Portland to be precise.
Why? Oh so many reasons...
1. Portland State University - Where I want to go to Grad School. (For a Masters, ~$35,000 total + major emphasis on Native Americans.)
2. For over 50 years, Portland (and Oregon) have been strongly Democratic. The city currently has a very openly gay mayor. They strongly support the arts and nature in the city with many museums, parks, arboretums, surrounding nature reserves, and the zoo. They are the 2nd most eco-friendly city, only to Reykjavík, Iceland.
3. The summer highs are in the 80s, the winter lows are in the high 30s. Low precipitations rates. The only natural disasters they see is from the far away active volcanoes that don't mean much more than ash when they actually do erupt. Doesn't that sound perfect for me?
4. The State of Oregon hires archaeologists to work on their team regularly. The biggest area of job openings in Portland and all of Oregon is in Natural Resources Management, Kit's field.
5. Kit and I have already said Oregon is where we want to live... On top of me now finding all of this out, especially grad school, I almost can't contain myself.
On the other hand, Peace Corps will pay my student loans for me if I work for them... And I would love to be in Belize. Again, so would Kit... The country is rich with Archaeology for me, and it is dedicated to sustainable development and preservation of nature and wildlife.
Something tells me that I'm going to end up doing both... This isn't just a dream. It's an ambition and goal. And anyone who knows me also knows how hard I can push to get what I want.