Friday, March 07, 2008

Chicago! Chicago!

So when I sit down to write a blog entry, I realize that my life just isn't that exciting. I tried to think of something to write last night...nothing came to mind. No funny stories, nothing. Right now, our thoughts are pretty much consumed with what is going to happen after Matt takes the Bar Exam in July. He was offered 2 jobs here in Montgomery, but we don't want to stay here so he turned them down. While I think it was the right decision, it's pretty stressful to say no to job security! He applied with some firms in Dallas & Oklahoma, but those opportunities don't seem to be working out. Then, a surprise came along...Matt applied to John Marshall Law School (on a whim) and he was accepted! So, currently we think he'll be moving to Chicago for more school. He was accepted into the LLM (Master of Law) program for Real Estate Law. It's a 2 semester program, so he would start in August and finish in May 2009. I have to stay behind in Montgomery to finish my internship for my Master's degree. I'll finish in December, and then I'm not sure where I'll go. The main kink in this plan is that from August-December, I won't have a job from August-December, and right now Matt doesn't have a job either. So, we're not really sure how we'll be putting food on the table during the Fall semester! We're just praying a lot about it and know that God will provide! When I graduate, I might be spending the semester in Duncan (with the parents) substituting. I'm not feeling brave enough to substitute or teach in Chicago! That's all still up in the air, though.

In order to get some answers, Matt and I are going to Chicago next week!! It should be a good trip, and hopefully we'll be able to find a job for Matt! We're having lunch with some attorney's while we're there to discuss the possibility of Matt working with them. The LLM program is a night program, so he could work quite a bit during the day. We're also planning to check out some places that Matt might be able to live, and the church that he'll probably attend. It should be an exciting, interesting, and COLD trip!! I think what I'm looking forward to the most is Giordano's Pizza...deep dish, Chicago style, a little piece of heaven!


Ben, Kelly and Sophie Tyson said...

Lori Lynn, Craziness!! Why don't you come live in Wichita with us for those few months and sub there? Sophie would LOVE to have Aunti Lori around! =O)

Adam and Heidi said...

Hey Lori. I'm a blog stalker and accessed your blog through the tysons. Cool to read your blog and catch up. Pick and I are in a similar situation. Come July we our New Zealand visa's expire and we are jobless. Trying to figure out what's next is not easy. Hope you have a good Chicago trip. If you run into Oprah give her my love :) Heidi

Zili said...

People should read this.