John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

Was it heaven?

I lived in eastern Iowa for three years while I was in college, and I really liked it there. I would have stayed if there had been any jobs. But at the time, Cedar Rapids was predominantly a blue-collar city, and what white collar jobs existed were few and far between, thanks to the recession.

I was back in Iowa two weekends ago for a wedding. I was only there for a day, but it reminded me how much I really liked it there. And in the last ten years, Cedar Rapids has shifted from a blue-collar to a white-collar community. And I actually have marketable skills now. And I've found myself seriously thinking about moving back.

I don't know. It's just barely past the idle thought stage. But that it's there at all is interesting. I've been back several times since I graduated, so I don't know why this time the idea has taken root.

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