Today, I told my boss that I'm staying.
Can you believe it? If I weren't me, and I didn't know all that I had put into making this decision, I wouldn't believe that I actually decided to stay and not move away. Cuz, I was pretty set on leaving. I remember thinking that there was nothing my boss could say to get me to stay. I was wrong.
That doesn't mean my life has to stay at a stand-still the next two years. I'm looking into an online masters degree and am making sure that an online degree won't hurt my chances of getting into a PhD program when I finally leave here. Cuz, I'm thinking that I'd like to be a college professor someday. When I told my boss this, he was very supportive...then smirked and said that in two years he'll make me another offer I can't refuse. I've gotta say that I'm extremely relieved that I won't have to go through this process again for two more years!
And, no, my decision doesn't have anything to do with Anthony coming in to the office recently! (My boss actually asked me this!) I made my decision to stay earlier this week, before Anthony showed up, and waited to tell my boss today just to be mean. Yes, I'm a brat. He deserved it, though. (smirk)
And, yes, my decision had a lot to do with the monthly stack of homemade tortillas my boss promised. I mean, really, you have to try these someday! Yummy!
In other news: I have a new cell phone. It's red and really cool. Oh, and it's a picture phone. I like it a lot. I hated my old phone and have put off upgrading it until I knew what I was doing with my life. My phone number is, of course, the same. :)
That's it really. Thanks, everyone, for your support and well-wishes!