So life has been wonderful. I don't have too many complaints; I mean, it would be great if I wasn't poor but frankly, what's new? I feel like things are just good, you know? I like my job, I love my family, I'm excited about starting school and we have friends. We have become good friends with this family in our ward named the Nydegger's (NY-DEG-GER). They also happen to live in our complex. His name is Jeff and just finished his 2nd year of law school. Erin, his wife, stays busy with their two children and visiting teaching stuff. They're pretty cool. In many ways they remind us of our friends in Rexburg; they're fun, they're active, and they're good to us.
For the last couple of months I've been trying to figure out what to do after getting my MSW. I've spent hours looking into various PhD programs, MBA's, and law schools. Nothing has really resonated with me, so that's been a bummer. I finally found a couple of things that seem cool. I'm interested in the PhD in Public Administration from NYU and I'm really interested in law schools at Penn and Yale. I know what you're thinking, "dang, Yale?" I know, but what have I got to lose? Anyway, the reality is that I don't know what I'll end up doing when I'm done with my MSW. Who knows, I may not even pursue another degree; I know Catherine might appreciate that. I'm giving it about a year before I decide what to do. I figure that after a year of MSW work I'll have a clearer idea of what I want to do. I am considering a few internships with the state legislature and maybe even with some federal legislators. It could be interesting to intern at the attorney general office. I figure since I'm in Austin I might as well take advantage of the opportunities the state capital has to offer.