In exactly one month I leave for Sydney, Australia. To say I am excited is an understatement. Until then I am living in the comforts of my home at my mom’s house. This is all fine and dandy, and I love getting a good laugh from my mom, but seriously I don’t know how commuters live off campus.
I have never lived off campus during my time at Butler. My parents gave me the space I needed and I have been able to experience everything I wanted which was living on campus. For some people living on campus isn’t a big deal, but after my siblings went to a college where commuting was common I knew I wanted to live on campus. Living at home wouldn’t be so bad, but every time I want to see my friends I forget they are all back at Butler.
Thankfully for me I only live 20-30 minutes away from Butler depending on traffic. However, driving back and forth all the time is not ideal because of gas, so I have to be really careful about how many times I actually go to Butler during the week. On top of all this I’m not taking classes right now so even walking around campus without a backpack is also weird.
Commuters I don’t know how you do it but you deserve a gold star. I definitely suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out), so not being on campus is driving me nuts! At least there’s only one month left until I leave for beautiful Australia!
How I will be hanging out in Australia.
In case you didn’t know I am half Japanese. My mom is from Japan, and although she doesn’t think so she has an accent, but it makes everything ten times better.
It starts to get funny when I can hear my mom’s accent come out through text messages. For example, the other night my mom texted me a picture of our cat with evil looking eyes. She continued to go on and explain to me how the cat escaped, so I suggested that maybe the cat is not happy with life. My mom thought that was a ridiculous statement. She then went on to tell me what happened. If you are friends with my on Facebook then you already know the story, but if not here is what my mom texted me word for word. I changed nothing about this text. This is 100% my mom.
“Hey you must be boring since you don’t live with me. So I give you a story. Mikan did a great escape last night. After I went to bed he got up on kitchen counter and tore screen. I left window open about 5-6 inches. And he got through the opening and went to patio, I think. I don’t think he fell to the ground. Anyways, he usually come to my bed in the morning and greet me but this morning he didn’t. But I didn’t think anything of it. Then I went to kitchen and saw screen was torn. First I thought maybe stray cat tore the screen and came inside. But then I heard meaw from outside. I thought “is that Mikan? Nah” but I didn’t see Mikan anywhere so I opened sliding door a little and looked outside, he was there in a corner curled up. I went out and tried to pick him up, but he meawed so loud and ran away form me but not too far so I opened door wider and told him to go in then he went in. but he was meawing so loud for a while. Maybe he had a scary experience last night. I hope he had his lesson! (ghost emoji, eggplant emoji, grin emoji)”
Mikan is our cat who decided to escape. That’s my mom for you. If you think I’m funny you mine as well just thank my mom for my comedy, because all my jokes are based off her. I’m not laughing at her I’m laughing with her…. literally my mom laughs at her own jokes. Gotta love my mom.
My mom doing the Asian pose.
It’s officially summer for Butler students, and although I’m back home I’ve already managed to go back to Butler four times since I have left. I live only 20 minutes away from Butler so for me going home isn’t that big of a deal.
A lot of my friends that are home are glad they are back, but I’m more sad than anything. I love being home and seeing my friends who I haven’t been able to see, but I still miss my Butler people. It’s only been a couple of days and I am already having withdrawls. The only plus is that some of the people I know are still on campus and living there over the summer so i’m sure i’ll see them!
I still have yet to unpcack all my things from moving back home. It’s unreal but ever since working at Forever 21 I have enough clothes to last me forever, so I didn’t do/didn’t need to do laundry at all this past semester. That may give you an idea of how much laundry I had to do when I came home. My mom wasn’t too thrilled of how the house became a mess when I came back home, but it will all be gone within a couple months. Until then, I’m trying to clean up my mess.
My lovely mess.