Denver, here we come...

A guest post by Dave!!

Jessica and I joke about how one of these days we're going to settle down in a place for longer than two years. I mean, I guess we've only moved four times in the three years we've been married, but it still gets old pretty quick.

Well, now we can make that five times, because we're on the move again!

As of 3:56 pm EST on Friday, March 21st, 2008, I was accepted to the Masters of Recording Arts at the University of Colorado at Denver. For those who know me, this really is a dream come true...and completely unrelated to what I've been doing for the last two years :)

I've always been involved with music, but it wasn't until just before my mission that I got into audio recording. When I came back I did as much as I could on my own, but Provo just didn't really have much to offer in the way of studios to work in, or even a significant music scene.

And no, Muse Music doesn't count.

So I graduated in Psych and then did the business school thang for the last two years, knowing all along what I really wanted to do, without knowing exactly how to make it happen. Then late last year Jessica stumbled across this Masters degree in Denver and something just clicked.

Wait a second -- I could work in a studio or out of my home, but do it as a university professor and actually have a real job??? Too good to be true. But then I found that one of the new faculty members there was a BYU alum and I called him up for some advice. He said the program was outstanding, that schools from all over the country recruit their graduates, and that he was in the job he'd always dreamed of, just 20 years sooner than he anticipated!

I liked the sound of that, so I applied in January, and as of last Friday, will be starting their program in the fall.

Another move? Sure.
More student loans? Probably.
The chance to be truly happy in my career while still being able to provide for my family? Priceless.


Holly said...

Rocky Mountain High!...and now I'm going to get high to remove me from the pain of being very, very far away from you and Jess. Congrats, Dave! We're thrilled for you!

luke and briton alo said...

Yay! You'll be so much closer to me now! Hopefully when I return your phone calls it won't be in the middle of the night anymore! Congrats Dave on the new adventure. Next time you guys are here we'll have Noa wow you with his mad beat boxing skills...

Lauren said...

congrats you guys...how exciting!

Marissa Joy said...

I am so happy for you! It sounds like you have an exciting life. We have moved to three different states in the two years that I have been married so I know what you mean.
I saw your blog on Jamie's blog and I couldn't resist a visit. This is Marissa (Borup) Garner if you haven't figured it out.