This is it. My last night at home, my last day before I move into the dorm. I know millions of people have done it before, but that doesn’t make it any less exciting or scary. Or surreal. I’ll admit, I’ve spent most of the day acting like I’m not going away tomorrow.
The last few days have been a lot of fun. On Sunday I got to see Guardians of the Galaxy with my family, and then on Monday I went up to a lake with my best friend and her family.
It was so gorgeous up there. A perfect break from all the craziness of trying to get everything sorted out at home. Unfortunately, their boat had a leak so we couldn’t paddle around in the lake 🙁 But we got to talk for hours about all sorts of nerdy writer stuff, which was a lot more fun in my opinion.
Yesterday was a bit torturous with a dentist AND doctor’s appointment… But they’re both out of the way for a long time and dad took me out for dinner to our favorite Vietnamese restaurant.
And of course today was a bit frantic. One of my closest friends came over and helped me finish packing, which was a huge help. (Thank you! <3) The car is mostly loaded up and ready to go!
He’s been such a blessing this last year and it’s going to be hard to see him go.
Tomorrow morning is the start of a new chapter of life; one I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. The face of change is always a little scary. But at 6:30 am I’ll be on my way to college. Hooray!
Until next time!
This is no longer a travel blog.
Maggiegoeselsewhere: elsewhere is college now. I created this with the intention of using it beyond our trip if I enjoyed blogging, and I really did enjoy it. So now it’s more of a life chronicles. I can’t tell you to expect regular updates: certainly not the daily posts you got before. Besides, who wants to read about me studying every day?
But as the title says, my life is consumed with getting ready for college. I leave bright and early Thursday morning (August 21st) for George Fox. This time last year, I didn’t even where I was going and what I was going to study. It’s been a wild year. I could fill a book with everything that’s changed… I’m thrilled to be putting high school behind me. I’m thrilled to be moving out and taking the first steps towards living completely independently.
That’s the general picture. On the more immediate note, I feel incredibly broke and a more than a little stressed about getting everything. I’ve got two (both of which went to Europe with us, actually) suitcases filled with most of my clothes and a duffle bag of shoes. There’s also two cardboard boxes: one stuffed with books, textbooks (two of which haven’t arrived yet- ack!), and notebooks and the other full of decorations. I’ll show those off when I’m all moved it. With the pile of general living stuff from my Bed Bath & Beyond raid, I have a lot more than I thought I did. And I’m not done packing yet!
I thought I’d show you guys how I’m getting all my jewelry to school since I never could find any information on how girls do it.
For my necklaces, I re-used a little chocolate box from Harrods. I don’t wear a lot of necklaces, so they all fit in there very nicely!
Bobby pins went into a playing card box.
And hair-ties stayed in the glittery green box they’ve been in for years.
For my earrings, I debated finding a cute little box to put them in, but decided to just leave them on their rack. It’s cute, plus it’s a lot easier to find matching pairs!
I found this box at Michaels which holds almost all of my makeup and will look great with the other little boxes.
And that’s all the girly stuff taken care of.
Until next time!