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04/23/2003 Entry: "Our Future Plans"

Hello All,

Long time no update. I just wanted to let everyone know what our plans are for next year. I guess most of you know this already but for those of you who don't here it goes. Amy and I will be moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota in mid-August. I was accepted to the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and have decided to go there. It was a neck and neck race between Wash U. in St. Louis and U of M, but in the end U of M won.

Amy is currently working as an OT at Children's Hospital covering maternity leave for her former supervisor there. She is enjoying it but she is working a lot of hours. Monday through Thursday 7Am - 6PM, OUCH. That is a little different from our schedule in Vanuatu.

I am taking care of the chores around the house (Mi stap makem haus boy nomo!) and trying to set up some shaddowing. I am trying to go and shaddow some poeple in the business world here. I am going to visit the CFO of the hospital and then go and shaddow some investment bankers in the area. Hopefully, I can get a job doing something for one of the people I shaddow, or I will find something else. Other than that I have been running and biking lots. Hey what else am I supposed to do.

I will add photos from Spain, NY, and Colorado as soon as I find a place with good internet conectivity. Come back to the US and no more internet cafes, and we cant get DSL at my parents house. Sorry to all of you chomping at the bit to see the rest of our adventure. I promise I will update it sometime in the nearish future.

Thanks for all of the great comments while we were traveling. It kept us going sometimes and definately made us feel closer to home.

Cheers!!

Replies: 2 Comments

B & A,

It's so cool to have you back. I do miss these kind of updates, but I do feel very fortunate to get to hang out with you all summer.

Amy - those are rough hours, especially to literally jump into them as you have. Good thing you are so good at your job and enjoy what you do!

Brian - congrats again on the great upcoming opportunity at U of M, I know you will make the most of it. Also, I hope the shadowing works out this summer, but you are already doing a heck of a job of it on Sunday in Ultimate!

Tobey says Hi as he swings away behind me!

Alan

Posted by aswitzer @ 04/28/2003 09:31 PM MST

Dear Brian and Amy,

According to our globe, the west border of Minnesota is due north of the eastern border of Kansas. I was thinking just this morning that we hadn't conversed by email as much as when you were half way around the world. Do you ever wish for the slower paced life and less commercialism of Vanuatu? I'm sure there are pluses and minuses in any culture. Best wishes in your new ventures!
Love,
Grandma and Grandpa

Posted by Wayne and Eleanor Switzer @ 04/23/2003 04:12 PM MST


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