Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Meet: The Nephew - And a Little Dilemma

My nephew came down with my parents to visit me and take a look at the college. I think it's safe to say he like it. A lot. Scary lots. And I couldn't be happier. It will be really nice to have some kinfolk down here, he says in his best South Cackalacky accent - then spits into a spitoon across the room - pa-TING!

My boy even got a shirt from the school. I just hope he gets in. But what am I worried about? He's kin, right? And anyone that shares these genes is smarter than your average bear...

Speaking of above-average-bears, my nephew's got skills behind the camera, no? I think it's safe to say that he likes our little sleepy town...89 pictures says so. Good luck & Godspeed, little doodle. I'll be thinking of you come skinny envelope/fat envelope time of year...

Now - I'm posed with a bit of a dilemma too. After six years down here, I finally have the chance to have some family down here near me. The 500 mile buffer is great at times, and it really sucks at times too. That's not the dilemma, though.

Here 'tis.

I've got prospects that could potentially pull me outta here. I'll go kicking and screaming, because I don't want to leave this town. It bowled me over as much as it did Nephew Who Now Loves The Holy City the first time I saw it. And it still does. But unless some things start going a little more my way in the foldin' money way, I'm gonna have to pull up stakes.

Are a city and all the friends you've made over a few years worth clawing to make ends meet? Couldn't I just as easily visit said friends and city from a new city if I was making more moolah? Couldn't I spread a little more kickball love in a new town? Or does the comfort of knowing a boatload of people down here, and having good friends in a beautiful city outweigh material needs? And they're not wants, people - they're needs. I need to make more money. Living with roommates is not cool once you've lived on your own.

So, to summarize: I love this town. Nephew loves this town. I love Nephew. I love my job. I do not love my financial situation.

Thoughts? And mom, you stay out of this one. Let the other three readers weigh in...

Oh yeah, and I'm taking improv comedy classes - and they RULE!!! More about them soon...





6 Comments:

You could go somewhere else and make more money, but you'll end up miserable if you're alone in a city you don't love. You shouldn't place so much value on having THINGS. Being surrounded by people who love you makes you a rich person...everything else works out in the end.

By Blogger Bean, at 9:05 AM  

I say go for it. You are a relatively young guy and there is a whole lotta world out there. Sure Charleston is a great place, but there are a lot of other great places to live as well. And, besides, if you hadn't taken that chance in the first place, you wouldn't have ended up here.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:47 AM  

First, who says you're "relatively" young?

KBall, you're young, you're strong, and you're...broke. Your friends will still be your friends, wherever you are. They'll just be a little harder to play kickball with.

I'd say your instincts are good, though -- which do YOU want to do? There's your answer.

By Blogger Alexandrialeigh, at 2:50 PM  

Thanks, folks...

Had a review today, and things are looking up. Like I said yesterday, I don't wanna leave - this city, this job, or my friends. And a big step toward keeping me here was made today. I'm still weighing options, and have some prospects out there, but it'd have to be pretty sweet to uproot me from what I know and care about.

So, for the time being, I remain...a Charlestonian! Y'all are stuck with me - deal with it.

By Blogger Kickball Superstar, at 4:35 PM  

I know how much you love Chucktown. And sure, hang your decision on employment. But don't make it around friends. Of all the people I know, YOU can make friends anywhere.

I hear they're looking for good PR in HI...

By Blogger Vivian to Some, at 3:12 PM  

I know how much you love Chucktown. And sure, hang your decision on employment. But don't make it around friends. Of all the people I know, YOU can make friends anywhere!

I hear they're looking for good PR in HI...

By Blogger Vivian to Some, at 3:23 PM  

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