moving on...up?

So I took my boards today. I was very nervous afterwards and felt like I did not have enough time. That is definitely a turnaround from a month ago, when I was so confident after attempt #1. The results will come in on Monday. I think I'll know how I truly feel about moving up to DC when I see those results. I've pretty much decided that if I pass, I am going to go up there. If I don't...well, I'm trying not to think about that! Will I be happy when I see the results? Or will my heart go down?
Here are my thoughts on the DC move thus far:

-it is a lot of money
-if Ed moves back to Charleston (likely), I won't have to run into him...I know it is a very poor reason for moving but they are my reasons and I get to pick them
-it snows in the DC area, and snow is pretty.
-I would be closer to my mom and family.
-Mary Beth is up that way and I miss the heck out of her!
-I'm not really happy in my living situation at the moment and this is an easy way to change it without having to evict anyone/break any leases.
-I don't have to deal with the fact that my hypothetical situation isn't going to happen and can live in denial. (again...crappy reason but it is mine!)

-It is not Charleston. I have been here for 8 years. I love it here. I love being able to wear flip flops 9-10 months out of the year. I love that I can go to the beach 7 months out of the year. I would have to start all over, getting to know a strange city: new hairdresser, new eyebrow person, new Mexican restaurant, new everything!
-It snows in DC and snow means cold. I don't like cold.
-I'd be missing out on my hypothetical situation (which I find very unlikely to happen and it seems to be on it's way out anyways)
-I'd be further from the Wilkie's and my pops.
-traffic sucks up that way!
-I'd miss my friends...I have some really good friends down here that I would truly and honestly miss. And yes, I know that good friends will stick with me no matter where I live but it definitely makes things easier when you can hang out with them and are not just dependent upon email/phone/text.

So my list of pros and cons are pretty much equal as far as the number of items on each list. Some things weigh more than others....I just don't know which list wins out. I guess I'll know for sure on Monday.


robin said...

do it. do it before you get settled down with someone and feel like you can't move.

Kevin said...

You need to rethink your geography. Mebane is the same driving time from DC or Charleston. Fayetteville is about one hour longer from DC.
Oh, and the best restaurant in which I have ever dined is in DC, so that can be added to your plus list.