Friday, November 09, 2007

Zero hour

The culmination of the last five weeks is at hand. I have to make up my mind, no more beating around the bush. The options: 1. Stay in RC, live with my parents, swallow pride, volunteer at Mt. Rushmore, get loads of good NPS experience, become a hermit to save money, learn to play the harmonica. 2. Move back to Bend, earn money, have fun, prepare self to wow NPS hiring officials in the spring.

I've been ruminating on these two options for about three solid weeks. I've made lists, pounded my head against the wall, and played devil's advocate. Both options are about equal with pluses and minuses which is why I can't make up my mind. Neither choice is obviously better than the other one. I have to make up my mind by tomorrow afternoon though, as people in Bend need to know if I'm going to show up. So, if anyone has any magic "Best Decision" potion send it my way because I have a feeling that if I flipped a coin it would land on edge.

5 comments:

The Rekishi Ninja said...

Bend, dude. Bend. N and I lived with my folks for a couple of months last summer. Don't do it to yourself.

SuperJew said...

Matto! I guess I would say folks, save money, volunteer. Only if you think that will increase your chances of getting a more permanent job in NPS, moreso than if you were to go to Bend. I just worry that if you go to Bend, will you end up in this same predicament next winter? But then again, if you don't think that staying home with increase your chances dramatically of getting the NPS job you want, then perhaps it's better to go to Bend. I've done the folks thing and it's tough, but if you have a car and some few friends/siblings around to go hiking with, it may work.

Nancy Patterson said...

I think you should go do a climb in the hills and ruminate there. You could always HEAD SOUTH!

another kind of nerd said...

Good luck, homie. I must recuse myself from this particular case. Just do what you see as best for you.

Matto said...

Thanks for the ideas everyone. I can see the logic in them all.