So, I think I’m done with grad school. I submitted my final assignments, I sent a check for my last fee, my portfolio was approved…wow, that was anticlimactic. But isn’t it always? Even if I go to graduation for all the pomp and ceremony, that’s not until June. And I’m not starting a new, official librarian job yet. I am going to be moving soon, but that’s not quite the same thing. That part isn’t unexpected, but it feels unexpected – my future roommate’s parents sold their house out from under her, so we’re moving in together sooner than planned. I always hate moving, even if I’m looking forward to my new situation. I was thinking that I still had time to get sick of living with my family, but I didn’t quite manage it. Maybe they’ll be really mean leading up to the move and make the whole thing easier.
I also happen to have this week off of work (one job, at least) and I feel at loose ends. The weather is dreary and I was too busy with school to make plans – but I feel the need to get out and do something fun. For now, I’m enjoying eating dinner at dinner time instead of 10:30 pm. Maybe I’ll finally work my way through my giant stack of library books. Although I did start reading The Forsyte Saga, for some bizarre reason, so the going might be slow. Just reading the first two chapters I’m already dying to watch the miniseries again. I watched the newer version a few years ago, but maybe this time I’ll try the older one. Or both, back to back. Because I’m on vacation.
Back to the moving topic – it will be so odd to take all my things out of storage and use them again – but in a good way. I’m also having to repress all these urges to take a little trip to Ikea. I don’t even have an apartment yet, and already I want to pick out some curtains, and definitely a new bookshelf is in order, and wouldn’t some new picture frames come in handy? Housewares: the best reason to have your own place. Window-shopping will have to do for now.