[315] It’s Getting Really Real

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I packed up the majority of what was left at my aunt and uncle’s, and brought it to my apartment to upack. Now all that’s left are clothes, toiletries, and a couple lamps.

I’m having this inner battle about moving. Living with my aunt and uncle has been amazing, and I wouldn’t have been able to make my move across the country without them. Plus this transition was so much easier having them around. I’m even going to miss waking up to Christian’s trains rolling across the floor or his pots and pans concert, but I think I’m ready to live on my own, and really, it’s the first time. With my other apartments in Syracuse, I had roommates, and I was not far from my family. This time around I won’t have roommates, I’m in a newish city, and my family is 3,000 miles away. I’m nervous. I’ve been having a blast buying furniture and stuff for my apartment but now that I’m actually going to be living in it full time, there’s this level of unknown and newness that freaks me out a little bit.

I’m just being a big baby…I know I’ll be just fine.

 

– Stephanie

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[314] Thanksgivingfulness

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Today everyone and their mother posted on Facebook about being thankful. I however did not partake in this. I think it’s a little selfish and kind of fake to make such a public display of thankfulness on such a cliched day. I’m not judging anyone who does it, I just feel like I should, and do, tell all the people I’m thankful for how fortunate I am to have them in my life on a regular basis.

Being away from my family has made me appreciate the time and interactions I do have with them. I feel more compelled to tell them, and the other amazing people I have in my life, how much I love and care for them. Christmas is right around the corner, and I get to go home for a whole week. I almost don’t care about presents and all that superficial bullshit; this year getting to see and spend some quality time with my family is what actually matters.

I’ll be home in almost three weeks and at this point and I couldn’t give two-shits about anything else.

 

– Stephanie

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[313] A Touch Emo

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Thanksgiving has never really been my family’s big holiday, so naturally I didn’t really feel like I’d miss being with them that much, no offense. However, when I was at work today and there wasn’t a whole lot to do, I started getting emo thinking about everyone else with their family. (I’ll actually, technically be spending Thanksgiving with family which is fortunate because otherwise I’d probably be more than just a touch emo.) I honestly don’t know that I’ll ever get used to missing out on family gatherings, but I guess I just have to appreciate the time that I do get to spend with them. 

On a separate, but related note, I’ll be home in Syracuse for Christmas in 23 days 17 hours 8ish minutes. So. Excited.

 

– Stephanie 

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[312] I Was Not Expecting Packing Peanuts

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I got a package in the mail today, which I was expecting; my parents shipped my toolbox last week. What I was not expecting were the plethora of packing peanuts. (You’re welcome for that beautiful alliteration.)

I think my dad packed the box, which was actually two boxes stacked and tucked into each other and then skillfully taped together. So, because they were stacked, and tucked, and taped, I had to pull one of the boxes up out of the other, and when I did, the packing peanuts fell everywhere. I wasn’t even expecting pack peanuts, and I’m not even really sure why there were packing peanuts in the first place. I mean, it’s a tool box, so it’s got to be pretty sturdy. If anything, I thought maybe some extra bubble wrap would be in there, but alas, they were peanuts.

I’m also pretty sure there may have been some extra tools in there, and for that, I am thankful, even though I’m not exactly sure which ones are the additions.

 

– Stephanie

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[310] Dresser…I Don’t Even Know Her!

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Today was another busy, busy day. Unfortunately it started early, but fortunately it was early enough that I was able to start building the dresser that I got at Ikea yesterday. I got the entire frame done in a little over an hour and then hopped in the shower to get ready for another date…with the guy from yesterday. We decided to go to Discovery Park, and it couldn’t have been a nicer day to explore and take a walk through nature. Then we went to a bar with NFL Sunday Ticket to watch the Giants game, but because they were losing, and sucking beyond belief, we left after halftime.

When I got back to my apartment I finished the dresser, cleaned up, and left to go back to Kirkland. (I feel like I’m in this weird in between place. More than half of my things are at the new apartment, so I’d call it home, but I’ve been living at my aunt and uncle’s for almost a year, so I would also call that home. Then there’s actual home in Syracuse, which will always be home. I guess it’s better to have three homes than zero.) With Thanksgiving just a few days away I’m feeling pretty blessed.

 

– Stephanie

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[309] I Caaaaan’t Stop

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Lately I feel like I’ve been going nonstop, and today was no different. I spent the morning packing some stuff up to take to the apartment and running a couple of errands before meeting my friend so that we could go to IKEA. We spent a solid two hours there and I bought a single bowl, a nightstand, a dresser, and a rug…lots of assembly required.

After successfully assembling the nightstand and unrolling the rug, I got ready for a date at Umi, and the sushi was AMAZING, and the company was pretty good too. When the date was over I went back to my apartment and slept there for the first time! It was a little weird, but my new mattress is so comfortable it didn’t take long for me to fall asleep, and it was wonderful.

 

– Stephanie

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[306] The Sun Came Out Today

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The sun can be suuuuuper deceiving. When I woke up today and saw the sun I automatically thought it would be warm. Not like, 70 degrees warm, but maybe at least 50 degrees. It wasn’t, and I was too lazy to check, so even though I wore a jacket, IT WASN’T ENOUGH TO KEEP ME WARM. I’m ’bouts to pull out my knee length down coat and wear it. Oh yeah.

 

– Stephanie

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