I find it rather humorous that my process moving into my sorority house this year was an extreme challenge…since I even wrote a blog about moving to college. Basically, I’m not that credible. Sure, I’ve done it quite a few times (or 4) but it is such a difficult process that I still struggle every time.
This year, my struggle was in the fact that I packed up all of my stuff in Fort Wayne, then moved that to Butler. I took some things home, and left some here, depending on what it was and if it was truly necessary in my much smaller shared space at Butler. Then I went home for a few days, looked around my room, and realized that there were quite a few things that I hadn’t taken to Fort Wayne that I needed for the school year. For instance, I found a printer, bulletin boards, all of my old class files (I keep everything from every class I’ve taken…just in case), and old books (among other things). Let’s just say that my tiny car was rather jam-packed on the way up here, when I thought at one point that I would only really have laundry in my car. False.
Once I got to school, I started the process of unpacking. The problem here was that I had things to do basically all day every day preparing for Welcome Week, so actually, I didn’t finish unpacking and getting settled (even putting my clothes in the dresser) until the Tuesday of Welcome Week – exactly one week after I moved in.
Since then, I’ve been spending every free moment trying to get settled…and it is rather rough. I’ve also been spending that small amount of free time that I have crafting things for our room, getting everything started for my extra curricular activities, and studying. (But really…who even has time to study anymore?)