Prepping to Move

In a couple months I’m going to move into my first apartment that I’ll live in all by myself. I picked out the apartment, which is pretty exciting. The place is kind of garbage but I don’t care. There is a washer and dryer in the apartment and my guests are allowed to park in the parking lot. There is a pool and overall, its actually quite nice. I just think its not great because the hallway carpets smell like my grandma’s house and the floor plan is pretty strange. But these things are not important. I’m glad to know that I have somewhere to live once I go.

So far, I’m barely beginning to pack. I’m having trouble with the purging stage. Right now I have items from every phase of life, and there are many things that I don’t really want to get rid of, but I don’t want to take them with me either. Like my Darth Maul lightsaber – I have zero use for that, but also it makes a sound when you hit someone with it. My tiny apartment won’t accommodate those types of things. Still, I like knowing that once I manage to sort through all of these things, rather than having a ton of junk with a few nice things thrown in, I’m going to have just a few nice things.

I imagine my new apartment and I can’t wait to have my own separate rooms to put things in. My kitchen things will go in the kitchen, rather than in a bag, and I’ll have a trunk where I keep all of my outdoors gear. My baby Joshua Tree will continue to grow by the light of my living room window, and I’ll sit at the table beside it with my laptop, sipping tea from my Spiderman mug. Because adults can like Spiderman too.

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9 Months to Adulthood

With only a month of school left, things are getting pretty crazy. Its true that I’m not graduating this semester, but somehow I am stressing the graduation stresses.

I decided that I want to live in Boulder, CO when I grow up. I grow up in about 9 months. This is because that is when I am supposed to graduate. But anyways, I want to live in Colorado and so I can’t stop looking for jobs there and looking at apartments and wondering how much rent can I afford while still paying my medical bills and eating and having a life. I am even thinking of how I want my future home to look with the furniture and the colors and all.

For now I need to worry about now. Now I am taking 18 credit hours and struggle bussing my way through all of them, and I have a lease that ends in July but need to move one state over in the beginning of May. Thats the college life. 11.5 month leases for the barely 9 month school year.

In the summer I have an internship, which is exciting since I will get some money working that thing, and I sure could use a few extra bucks. Its also cool since I’ll be living with this guy who used to go to my school but he works where I’ll be working and we are going to climb together. Super stoked to have a new climbing partner.

Before then I have a few things to get done though. Like this semester, f0r example. Five more weeks, and in those weeks I have my third running race and my first ever climbing competition. Very excited/nervous for both!