Well, here it is. A MOMENTOUS DAY IS UPON US. Or upon me, at least. Today is the last full day I spend at home – early tomorrow morning, my parents and I will drive to the University of Iowa. I probably won’t be home again until Thanksgiving break. (Late November, for my non-American readers.)
So, yeah. That’ll be quite a big change.
The whole going-off-to-college thing suddenly became more, well, real on Thursday when I looked around my room and noticed how empty it was, how many things were missing from shelves and drawers and closets. My brother teased me about bringing so much stuff to school but A) I’m not even bringing that much stuff compared to what some people I know are bringing to their schools and B) I’m going to be living in that tiny dorm room for the next few months, so I had better make sure that I have everything I need.
(I mean, in a pinch, my parents could mail something I’ve forgotten, but I’d rather avoid that hassle.)
I mean… clothes! I don’t normally give that much thought to what I wear, but I had to sort through my clothes and decide what I would actually wear, and what would be more likely to hang, neglected, at the back of my closet. And SHOES! I’m arriving in the summer and leaving when there may very well be snow on the ground, so it’s just like… ahhh, so much to pack.
And BOOKS! I wish I could bring all of my books, but… that isn’t happening, unfortunately. So I had to decide what I wanted to bring along to college, because I can’t exactly pop back home and grab a story that I forgot.
I don’t know. It’s just very weird to think that I’m moving away and more or less living on my own – that I’m packing up a bunch of my things as if I were just heading off to summer camp, but… unlike summer camp, I won’t be coming back for several months. My family has moved once before, but I was barely five years old, so I don’t remember it very well. (And it’s not even as if we moved far, far away – we literally just moved to a different house in the same town.) I’ve lived in the same house for almost fourteen years, and the same town for my whole entire life, so… yeah. I’m kind of wondering how I’ll adjust to this change?
Tomorrow my life will change in a number of ways… I’m EXCITED, yet also NERVOUS/TERRIFIED. I’M FEELING ALL OF THE EMOTIONS RIGHT NOW.
I’m also feeling like my brain is fried. There was a point to this post, I swear, but I’ve quite forgotten what it was, so I’ll end my ramblings here. I need to go do more packing thingies, like double-checking my “books to pack” list! (Because I want ALL OF THE STORIES, peoples. But I can only pick so many.)
Have a lovely day!