Thursday, November 1, 2012

Provo vs. Mesa

I am entering the final moments in the fourth quarter of my game of higher education. You would think I would have a game plan, something snappy or clever or really anything at all. But that’s not my style. I like to let the audience sweat. I like to make them believe I don’t know what I’m doing. And I have to tell you, my performance is rather convincing.

So convincing that my brother Adam—in total concern for my well being—called last night to remind me that I only have one month left to get married before I leave ol BYU.

This idea takes me back to my freshman year when people said is was IMPOSSIBLE to get out of EAC as a single person. And the very idea of leaving BYU without a ring was inconceivable  

I like to believe I stayed single on purpose, but more than likely I just never got around to it.

It’s not like I want to be married right now, but I have to say, it would help in the decision process. Just last week I went to a career counselor for humanities majors to decide where the best opportunities for me were. Instead the session started with this question “Is there a boy” and lead to a 30 minute discussion on how my decision should work around where my husband is. Awesome

I plan to not do that {though he did bring up some great points on the advantages of marring rich}

Now I only have one week before I need to decide for sure. Here are my options: Provo or Mesa. And knowing my obsessive love for lists, here is a list of the pros and cons.

  1. I love it here
  2. I love my room
  3. I love my roommates/friends
  4. I know my ward
  5. I don’t want to have to pack up all my stuff (yes laziness will factor in).
  6. I’ve recently discovered the best antique book store nearby {I want to live there} 

  1. My friends will be leaving within the year.
  2.  I don’t want to be one of those people who are afraid to leave Provo so they just stick around pretending they’re still in college.
  3. I feel my life becoming stagnate here. 

  1. I get to live within 2 minutes of three of my siblings
  2. Most of my extended family lives there.
  3. I love Mesa and I know the area
  4. There are more opportunities there
  5. No snow 

  1. I have to start over
  2. I’ll miss all my friends
  3. I will have to be the new kid in the ward
  4. I don’t function well in city traffic and frankly I fear for my passengers
  5. No snow (I have a hard time deciding if I hate snow or not) 

All of this life planning I’ve been doing has made me realize that I shouldn't be in charge of anyone’s life, least of all mine. 


Sterling May said...

Dear Lora,

I graduate in a month. You graduate in a month. I'm a boy. You're a girl. I'm single. You're single.

Jus' sayin.

Love, Sterling May

Lora said...


Why have we not thought of this before?! Now all of are problems are solved ha ha

Kelsi said...

You know, you didn't technically leave EAC single. So therefore, all those people were right. I'm just saying.

Anna said...


I'm in Mesa....the end.

Although, I'm not a boy...Oh wait...I'm planning on a mission. We might have a problem.

I say, marry Sterling! haha good luck!

The Tanner and Bryan Experience said...

Provo and Mesa, the two places I don't ever want to end up. Though, not having snow is a major plus.