moving here in 30 hours

This past couple of weeks have made me feel quite emotional, sentimental, and all those other "al"s associated with moving away from everything you've ever known ("Magical" being just another).  I'm extremely excited, but slightly upset that I have decided to leave such a wonderful group of family and friends, even though I know I would be even more upset if I wasn't following my dream to live in a new city.  And then I remind myself it's only for a portion of the year, and I will be back plenty.  Plus, I need some good new stories to tell anyway!

Nevertheless, I have turned to extensive reading as a coping mechanism.  After finishing The Help, I have started reading Bossypants, Tina Fey's autobiography, which is a great book for me right now because it is hilarious and reminds me things like, Successful People Take Chances!  Successful People Moved From Their Hometowns To Pursue Their Careers!  For some reason, this is wildly comforting.  I am also resuming One Daywhich I was openly cheating on The Help with before I finished it on Friday prior to seeing the movie (which I quite enjoyed along with approximately 25 other gray-haired ladies including Dahlya.  They repeated lines as they hysterically laughed and clapped inspirationally).

Between goodbye(for now)s, the craziest finale of The Glee Project imaginable (Rachel and I went NUTS while Erin probably questioned why she was friends with such freaks), copious episodes of House Hunters International with my parents (my dad is addicted) and without, and Glee jam sessions/forced cuddle sessions with Izzy (I refuse to leave that poor dog alone), I am doing my best to remain as normal as possible in these last days (now hours, eek!) before my Big Adventure begins.

Until then!  Xoxo

3 comments:

▲my• said...

I'm super excited for you! What an adventure. :)

Zoƫ B. said...

1: I loved The Help (movie, I haven't read the book). 2: Bossypants was HILARIOUS. I love Tina Fey. 3: I left all of my friends and most of my family behind in Arizona and it was hard, but it would have been harder to settle for an education that wouldn't have been the right thing for me. Pursue those dreams, girl! Good friends will never leave you. 4. Have so much fun at college! :)

Maggie Shirley said...

I am so excited for you! If you ever get overwhelmed by sadness or nerves, just remember that it's going to be fifty thousand times more exciting than what you're feeling now. And after seeing yours and Natalie's posts visiting colleges and stuff, I regret not looking at other colleges, so I'm just going to live vicariously through the both of you.