23 March 2011

This is living in Utah . . .

. . . at the Timberlodge Collection! (This jingle comes to my brain every time I think of the phrase "living in Utah." Without fail.)

In my adult life, except for the 5-month stint where I lived in Moscow, Russia (which doesn't really seem to count, oddly), I have never lived outside of Utah. My family moved around the country a bit until the summer of 1996, when we moved to Utah. We still moved around after that, but stayed in the Layton area.

Maybe this is silly, but lately I feel like I'm missing out on something by not having had experience living elsewhere. It seems like a lot of people go live different places for different reasons, be it for school, internship, work, study abroad, etc. Not us. Living in Moscow didn't count partially because I wasn't married, and having this experience of living somewhere other than Utah with a husband somehow makes it more valid or real. At least for now, Tim and I are schooling and working (respectively) in the Salt Lake area.

I have to wonder, would my life be much different if I did live somewhere else? I guess it depends on what I would be doing. Utah has many unique, interesting things. And people. I should maybe get involved more.


Joanna Galbraith said...

I think we're all instilled with that "the grass is always greener" mentality. When Johnny and I were in Utah, we both wanted to get out. Sure, life is different now, but the quality isn't. That's my 2 cents.

Meredith said...

You can come get more involved by playing basketball with me. Cause, ya know... that's pretty unique and you can't do that just anywhere. ;)

On a side note, or I guess a more related one to this blog post, you should see the people in Tomball, TX. You think Utah has unique people...

White Rabbit said...

I am a nomad by birth. I have lived in every state across the East Coast. I went to 16 different High Schools before I graduated. In this year alone I've moved to each corner of the United States (California, Oregon, New York and South Carolina).

Although I do believe that it is impossible to grow and become new if you never leave the nest and experience different mindsets, but it is also true that people are people everywhere.

Whether you are in Utah or Paris, you're going to bring yourself and all that entails with you.

When you are ready to move, you'll know it. When you are ready for change, you'll grab at it. When it's your time, you'll know. Just be patient and listen to your heart. :D

I should mention that this is the mark of my attempt to stay in Oregon and finish school. I haven't stayed in one place for long since High School, so let's see what it's like to grow some roots for a change. :D


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