Thursday, August 26, 2010

College Part 3: University of California, Riverside

In 2005 I graduated with my Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration. I had lived in Ohio my entire life and was just chomping at the bit to get out and try something new. I applied and interviewed at schools all over the nation. I had a choice between staying in the midwest, or moving to South Florida, Chicago, or Southern California. I chose to move all the way to Southern California and I worked at the University of California, Riverside for 3 blissful years. I loved my time at UCR and if I could I would go back to Riverside today-as in right this second as I write this post.

Had I not met Dave, who lived in Delaware (hence why I moved to Delaware), I would still be living in Southern California. I often feel like I left my "heart" there.

I like Delaware and all. And do not plan to move any time soon. But if my old boss called me from UCR and told me a job was open, you bet I would apply for it. No question.

University of California, Riverside with gorgeous mountains in the background. I lived 20 minutes from Palm Springs, 35-40 minutes from Orange County, 1.5 hours from San Diego, 40 minutes from LA, and 3 hours from Vegas (all driving). I was never home-I was always out and about doing something. Polo loved the dog parks that were every where you looked in Southern California.


UCR at night

Pentland Hills, one of the buildings I managed during my 3 year tenure at UCR. 


This little villa-like house on the side was where I lived. I loved it. It was gorgeous and rent/utilities free. 
Yea free-as in no charge. Amazing right?! I worked my butt off though I assure you. 

7 thoughts:

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

O wow, those mountains are amazing! And free rent in CA- you can't beat that!

[I think "I left my ♥ in San Fransisco" is going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the day!]

Jessica said...

Inland Empire shout out ;) The heat will kill ya though . . . but I suppose it is a small price to pay. Look at those gorgeous San Gabriel Mountains, stinking pretty! I don't think people realize So. Cal has such great mountains!

DiamondsandTulle said...

Awww!!! You would be in my backyard then Gina! :) Everytime I think of UCR I just think of Cabazon and Palm Springs...

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Wow, perhaps off topic, but talk about perfectly blue skies!!!

Valerie said...

UC Riverside is probably the only UC I've never been to, but it's GORGEOUS! And what a perfect location! I went to UCLA and loved it there and I definitely love Southern California. How did you meet Dave?

xo
Valerie

Lulu, Karl, Carlita, y Luke said...

wow!! Gorgeous

Gina said...

wow! i would have loved to go to a college so beautiful!

<3 gina

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