So, I don’t want to go into too much detail yet, but there’s a high possibility Sr. Weasel and I will be moving to Gainesville this summer. We’ll know for sure in about three weeks.
We know absolutely nothing about this area, other than this is a college town near University of Florida. I’m doing my own research of course but I’m curious from people who know the area what their impressions are.
I guess I’ll say a little about the kind of person I am… I’m 30, no kids, married to a Ph.D. student who is All But Internship (hence the possible moving), have a career in nonprofit development so I write a lot of grants. It would be nice to find a job I like in Florida, but as I currently live in Jersey I’m sick to goddamn death of horrible long commutes. I don’t know how robust nonprofit life is in this area, though, or my odds of getting a good job close by.
I’m very socially liberal and love diversity. I’d really like access to natural environments. I love hiking, taking walks, and just being outdoors in general. I’d say easy access to the great outdoors as well as other physical activities is a top priority. That’s something I really don’t have right now in New Jersey.
**Sr. Weasel **asked the interns during his interview about parks, and they warned us that the state park nearby is gator country, but I’m not sure what that means, practically. I don’t know if gators are viscious predators or if they’ll just leave people alone as long as they don’t feel threatened. All I really want are some trails to explore.
My husband and I are also massive geeks so we’re hoping to find likeminded folk. From comic books to sci-fi and gaming, we are into all of that stuff.
Well, those are some things. I’d be really interested in hearing from some likeminded people about what the Gainesville experience might be like.
Thanks very much for your time!