Pros & Cons of Moving to Santa Cruz, CA with my boyfriend.

Created by LRod on 03/04/2010

My man landed a fancy, new job in Santa Cruz, where he is moving @ the end of June 2010. I am a student wrapping up a PhD in English, I also teach for my home institution. Next school year, I *could* forego my teaching to move, as my main responsibility will be to bang out my dissertation. I have a good work ethic, so I'm not too worried about that. A big concern for me is securing some kind of income for myself once I'm out there. I've applied for a fellowship, but that's not guaranteed.

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1.  Away from RI!

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2.  No students to deal with.

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3.  Warmer/ more pleasant weather.

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4.  Nicer people in Santa Cruz/ more laid-back vibe.

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5.  Rent-free living!

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6.  Far, far away from politicking, back-biting colleagues and deptartmental drama.

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7.  Far, far away from politicking, back-biting colleagues and deptartmental drama.

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8.  Far, far away from politicking, back-biting colleagues and deptartmental drama.

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9.  Closer to a couple key scholars with whom I'd like to get in touch.

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10.  Far, far away from my crazy, conservative family and horrid hometown.

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Con

1.  What if something horrible happens between my man and I? How will I afford to leave CA?

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2.  Fewer possibilities to meet with my committee, re: dissertation chapter drafts, revisions, etc.

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3.  Worried that I might get lonely; always workin on my dissertation, my guy travelling for work/ working long hours, etc.

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4.  None of my close friends/ select sane family members will be nearby, in case I need tham.

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5.  My department/ dissertation committee *might* not be pleased with my decision...

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6.  I have no employment set up for myself out there.

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7.  Moving in the last year of my teaching assistantship *might* (politically speaking) hurt my chances of receiving a fellowship next year.

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