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Big news.


well, this is the big picture.

I see myself spiraling into debt. I see Kristen already with her established debt. Once we are married we will only create more debt naturally.


two things...

1. Stick with California and have all this debt compound, and stuggle financially in a small ass apartment just so I can spend all my time working on other people's stuff so I can pay bills along with Kristen (who by the way needs to still take a bar exam before she can get a job in her field -Occupational Thearipy-). This means MONDO debt and a slow pull back of it over a long period of time.

2. Return to Wisconsin. Kristen has a well paying job waitressing at a ritzy reasturant (big bucks), that she can do while doing her field work. I am qualified to do practically any job available in Green Bay. With this plan, I need to stay out of school for a year to become a resident again and pay resident tuition (much less money than Chapman!). She will be able to take her time studying for the bar exam because we wont be hurting on cost of living like we would in California. THen, after that time when she is done with fieldwork and the bar exam I will be ready to return to school. There are schools where I can take classes in Film and television production in Wisconsin (the reason I didn't go there in the first place was because I thought I could pull this off, but I just didn't realize how expensive everything is).

So, this week will determine what happens.

Will I stick it out in California, or will I return to Wisconsin this winter.
Why the hell would I want to go back to Wisconsin? you may be asking.
Green grass... Space... Less people... Fresh air...
I could go on and on.
I like California, but this area makes me claustrifobic. Plus, I don't want to marry Kristen and bring her down deep into debt with me trying to make something happen out here only to return to Wisconsin broke financialy and emotionally.
This way, if I go back we can eliminate that debt much easier, and quicker. Then, if the oppertunity comes my way, maybe I can come back to a job out here and not have to worry about tons of debt because we are already firmly on our two (er, four) feet already.

I should have just gone to Steven's Point or Milwaukee for Film production. I would be done with the program already... but I wouldn't have the toys I have now. But, what is more important in life... possessions, or actually living?

at least I have the VA Home Loan. That will help us when we want to purchase a home (and have probably around a $10 down payment!).

I'm grateful for many things on the path I've taken in the Air Force though. Specially the FRIENDS because they made it all worth the while!

thanks covalence, Colby, Aaron, Manny, Scrizo, Michelle, Geoff, Trapper, Brian, Crystal, Doyle, Sgt Brown... there are tons of people. They made it all worth the crap and anthrax vaccinations.



( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 28th, 2002 01:13 pm (UTC)
Wisconsin does have one hell of an Oktoberfest! Oh, and this one bar I visited had the worlds best Bloody Mary in LaCrosse

Good luck!
Aug. 29th, 2002 10:39 am (UTC)

Wisconsin does know how to have a good time. I must agree.

just too bad I couldn't make the finances work out here.
Aug. 29th, 2002 11:03 am (UTC)
I live out here.. and I have friends who live there. Completely understand. And just think what you get for your money there. The property is simply amazing.
Aug. 29th, 2002 09:11 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to owning a home in the next few years!
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