Y'all. You are now looking at a brand new, super nervous, super excited, kinda confuzzled, (and still crazy) college student (ok so this picture was taken before college but honestly not much has changed besides the fact that my arms are scarred all the way up to my elbows with blisters and burns from an evil garden of parsnips...but yeah that's a whole 'nother story)
But yeah...the next step in my life began yesterday when I began moving my life into a dorm room.
I feel like everything went by in a blur though - one minute there was a stack of boxes in my room and the next I was pinning the last couple pictures to my wall. I love how small the college is though. It's just like this super awesome community where I'm pretty sure everyone will probably know everyone else by next week - two weeks latest. And everyone is so very welcoming. One of the funniest moments of yesterday was backing up in front of the dorm and then having this swarm of people in blue shirts suddenly opening the trunk of the car and just grabbing ALL my stuff and carrying it away to my dorm with no explanation at all. Nice but totally unexpected.
Then there came the unpacking which went by super fast thanks to my mom, sister, and dorm mate/friend. My shelf was instantly filled with textbooks and an overabundance of super pretty notebooks. And then of course the pictures and other delightful whatnot to make everything more homey and cozy and lovely.
Ahhhh and the kitchen! While ok more the DISHES. I went shopping for college stuff with my two besties and thrift stores are AMAZING. Like - just hands down awesome. I've always wanted to fill my own little house with dishes and stuff and I kinda got the chance to do that with my dorm room. So we went to the thrift store and came back with a box packed full of stuff - all for under $20! There were these super cute yellow plates that were 5 for a $1...and then super cute mugs for like 25 cents each and a casserole dish and ramekins and spoons and knives and forks and yeahhh it was awesome. Wasn't able to take a picture of everything but here's some of the stuff:
And chocolate. So much chocolate. Bars of chocolate, candied chocolates, chocolate chip granola bars, huge can of hot chocolate, chocolate ice cream, Nutella...I think you might get the point. Lots and lots of very delicious chocolate. I have amazing friends and family, you guys xD
|Finally done unpacking!|
Aaaand of course this super special girl who has supported me basically my whole life and who helped to unpack all my stuff and then hid a box full of awesomeness and notes that made me laugh so hard. Yes we cried. I mean, we tried not to. But then she did when we said goodbye and then I couldn't hold it back anymore and yeah we cried in the middle of the parking lot. I mean, it's hard! How do you not cry when you don't get to live with your best friend after like...her whole life?? Botheration now I'm starting to cry writing this :P I'm very much so gonna miss her...but we're gonna keep in touch as much as possible. Thank goodness for technology. And weekends!!!!
Honestly...I still feel the same. I've just kinda been plopped into a new place and room...but it's still me. Which is a good thing I think :P I dunno...I thought I'd feel like some kind of college student but don't know what that feels like - or if that even is a thing. I just feel like...me :P
Despite all the confuzzledness I feel though, I DO know that I'm thankful for this opportunity and I'm excited to see what God has in store for me in this stage of my life.
No clue whatsoever what life is going to be like now...but I'm trusting the Lord with it all. Every class, every person, every day and every night - every single step of the way, He's in control of it all. (and yeah I need to keep reminding myself of that ;))
Happy school year everyone! 📚