I decided to repost my comments to a story on ThatEdeGuy’s blog. Mostly because he hit on a topic that is hot in North Dakota, but I feel has little useful things done about it in the political realm. He is advocating people moving to places like Jamestown. Now I might be repeating some of the comments below, but Fargo isn’t that bad. Been here about 2 months… and I find my fiancee and I spend most of our weekends going back to Jamestown to see the friends we made there.
Now that I am here, it becomes clear that the move was simply because I needed a job. Right then. Having just graduated from Jamestown College one starts to worry about loan payments and such. Now that I am here, I spend my free time daydreaming of ways to move back in a year. Or how I can make myself so indespensible at work to be allowed to tellecommute from Jamestown. Since working a regular day job would allow me to see all of the friends I no longer get to see.
Well anywho – comments below from ThatEdeGuy’s blog. I encourage everyone to check it out.
Hey Shane – interesting post… guess I haven’t paid attention this week. Why don’t we throw another wrench in this debate? My situation is a perfect example. (oh and for our readers… this is Jake from Supergeekblog.com and Olorinpc.com)
Moving to Fargo was a must because of jobs. There just weren’t any in Jamestown where I had been for 5 years of College. Work is going pretty well, yet there is something lacking here in the big city.
What makes small places like Jamestown great are the people you meet there and the relationships that develop. Now that I will be getting married in a year… I can more easily think of where I would like to raise my family. Quite frankly it would more likely be there than here in Fargo if the opprotunity became available.
It is an interesting issue isn’t it? One with no real answer or our politicians would have come up with something by now to keep younger people here. (Trust me I sat through a couple of very boring meetings in Bismark during my ultra-political stage.)
How does one balance a way of life in the future against the need for the recent college grad to make cash now? (Anyone figured this out leave me a msg on my site asap)