As of Friday April 23rd I have been here in Wisconsin for two years. I did do homework over the weekend (about 5 hours worth) but besides that, I have been doing some thinking and reflecting.
Am I happy that I moved here to Wisconsin?
Yes and No.
Yes, because I like my new lifestyle. I don't have the stress like I used to have. If I was still up in AK I would still have my old job, and not much would have changed for me other then I would have been older. I was in a rut and had no way out (That's how I felt at the time)
I would probably still be renting and not owing my own home as the market up there is not in the slump like it is here.
I would not have the daily laughs I get from the goats as they crack me up. It's hard to be in a bad mood with goats. Also I enjoy watching my chickens. I like how they come running to me now as they have learned that I am the tosser of grain.
I really enjoy my job at the library. True, it's not as challenging as my old job was but I was getting so tired of challenges! (Like the pilot that jumped up and down in anger because I was not seeing it his way) I like talking to people about books. I do have a bad habit in that I'm the Series Nazi! When patrons come to the counter to check out a book, if it's a series I let them know that they are reading it out of order and they should NOT do that. It really does bother me. There are a few patrons that ask me to help them pick a book out. I like to find out what they like and see if I can match a book to them. Yes, we have had some cranky patrons but not a one has tried to hit me, cuss me out or threatened to get me fired. When all is said and done, I look forward to going to work each and every day.
I would not be going back to school if I was up in AK still. While I don't enjoy all the homework I do like learning and so far, so good.
Some of the no reasons about moving to Wisconsin.
I am broke. I made a heck of a lot more money up in AK then I do here. I try not to worry about it as I knew I would be poor with what I'm doing but still I worry. But I then tell myself that money does not buy happiness. ( I have a 2 to 3 year plan )
I miss friends and family. Yes, I have my Kellie here who is like a sister to me and that helps a lot. But I do miss my sisters and Mom and Dad. It's hard sometimes not having family close by.
I thought that I would miss my cabin that I had but I don't. I feel left out when I see my sister and BIL are going up to the cabin for a few days of fun but other then that I don't. I think that the reason is that going to the cabin was an escape from work and here I don't feel the need to escape.
To sum it up, the scale of happiness is still tipped in Wisconsin's favor.
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