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Bloggin' - Moving Day

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I've just spent a year at the same place for the first time since I was probably four, though that first time ended up turning into about 20 years! My lease is about to expire at my current apartment and I'll be moving back in with my whole family to start the month of October.

My roommates have moved out and I'm beginning to notice some of those things you come across when you first move in to a new place. You realize you don't own certain things like pans or cooking trays. You realize that you've never really bought aluminum foil. As things are starting to wind down to the end of this apartment I'm reminded of the beginning. I'm sure these feelings will grow when I start to actually move things out too.

I'm reminded of how my bedroom was just a mattress on the floor with a computer sitting on top of a couple of boxes. My living room was an over sized t.v. teetering on a bedside table while my roommates couch and love seat sat across from it. The kitchen was barren, the walls were plain, and the refrigerator was stacked with garbage.

Thinking back and feeling those empty apartment moments really brings me into the moment, the now, where I can realize how far I've come along in the last year. I finally moved the rest of my stuff here from my old apartment, bought a few new things, and even decorated. I threw out my roommates old food in the fridge. I set up my bed properly. I bought a computer desk. I even have my carpet and a proper entertainment center for the television. My bedroom now has a movie poster, a replica New York City Subway sign, a picture, and even a framed drawing of mine up. It's all really amazing and makes me start to truly feel at home here.

Then there's the realization that in two weeks I won't be allowed to come in here any more. The realization that I'll be moving all of these things into a dining room.

What a crappy note to end on huh?! It's not that I feel remarkably upset that I have to move what seems like a lot of things into what one would imagine to be a small space...it's just that it is what I have to do. It'll be nice to get back in touch with my family and I really think that I need to slum it for a while in order to push towards my dreams and goals. That; and it would be great to save up some money for a change. Life is an amazing thing that will keep you guessing, like just now I found out that I have statistics for my website's blog here. I had no idea until this very moment.

What I'm boiling this down to is this, take a look around and see where you're at and perhaps it will remind you where you've been. In my experience that leads me to either be thankful for where life's taken me or it makes me more dedicated to get where I want to go.

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