Friday, October 8, 2010

5 years, 11 months

I know, you're thinking...why not wait the other month? But, I needed to get this out today. Today, I have been at my job for 5 years and 11 months. HOLY. MOLY. Can you say unexpected?! Yowza. 5 years and 11 months in this insanity they call Utah County...sheesh.

Here's the part that engendered this post: I am just beginning the PhD. In all honesty, it will take about 4 years (hopefully not too much longer than that). 4 years. On top of 5 years and 11 months. That's right, folks...I will be here for 10 freakin' years of my lifetime. What the!? That's shockingly close to 1/3 of the total, people! How did that happen??

I gotta say, when I relented and came down here, I must have missed the fine print regarding signing on for a decade. Wonder what else I missed...


  1. Oh Karen, I understand, boy do I understand. I planned on being there a year, and 8.5 years later with a masters I left. I have to say I am proud though that you are doing both the masters and PhD. You rock!

  2. That does seem like a long time. At least you know the Lord is guiding you in this journey and that you are where you need to be.

  3. Go Karen GO!!! I happen to like the Utah in-laws live right at the mouth of Provo Canyon, and there is not a time that the view doesn't take my breath away it is so BEAUTIFUL!

  4. Totally hear you.
    I once thought that I would only be at the Hell that I call ICON for 3 years max. I hit my 3 year mark 8 (yes EIGHT) years ago! At least you will have another degree!