I thought I'd just post an update as to what is going on in our lives right now. We are at a crossroad in our lives and I'm quite curious to know how the next 5 months are going to play out. As most of you know Mason was applying for his Doctorate of Education at ASU and USU. Well we found out Friday that he didn't get accepted to either one. The reason being that both schools look for applicants that have more than 2 years of experience. Understandable. I just wish we would have known that before hand. Anyway... so here are our options:
1 - Stay in Arizona in the same house and Mason stay at the same middle school with the same awful students and likewise awful principal. Not to mention the hour drive to and from.
2 - Stay in AZ and Mason applies at a bunch of high schools in the Peoria area and has a much shorter commute.
3 - Being Mason is needing to teach more years before his doctorate we should probably just move to where we want to end up and start getting our roots sprouted. If he is going to teach for the next 4-5 years then we should move back up to Utah (where we ultimately want to end up) and he should get his name known in the district so that he can later become principal/super intendant/whatever.
My thoughts are so mixed on all of these options. I really don't like Arizona but the thought of leaving it is unbearable because that means I'd be moving away from my parents again who I have seen ATLEAST once a week for the past two years of living here. They have gotten to know my little Boonie and he just loves his Grandma. The thought of him not knowing her and her not knowing him brings me to tears every time I think about it. Plus his cousin who I feel he is finally getting along with lives here and I love watching them grow up together. I've made good friends and I love the ward we are in.
But then like I said, I hate Arizona and I don't want to raise my kids here. I love the seasons of Utah and the culture that exists there.
So the plan is for Mason to apply to high schools up near our house and apply all over in different cities in Utah and do phone interviews and then make our decision once opportunities have presented themselves. But it's so crazy to think about. I asked Mason ever so nicely if we could try and avoid any major life changing decisions or events in the future when I am pregnant. This happened last time when I was pregnant with Boone. We packed up and moved to AZ when I was 6 months pregnant. Not only am I worthless but my emotions are going crazy!! I'm just trying not to think about anything right now because there really is nothing I can do. If you know me, I am a planner and I want to have every single thing planned out up until my due date. So for now I'm just in denial until things start to become a reality.