Why hello there. I am currently seated at my summer house's dining room table. As devastated as I was to lose the house I had planned to live in, this alternative has proven quite great -- dare I say better. Several of my friends have come over and agree, so this isn't just my gooey-honeymoon-eyed biased opinion. All the real credit -- and gratitude -- goes to my friend Jenni who offered this subletting option to me after everything feel through. She, Miya and their three other friends picked a fantastic spot for the next two years. I shall have to come over plenty when I am back in the spring.
The phrase "back in the spring" fills my vocabulary lately as I begin planning for my semester abroad in Scotland. Even writing those words seems more like a dream than my not-too-distant reality. Okay. I'm going to stop talking about it. Can't psych myself out too much.
Settling into life here again has been surprisingly fun. Granted I love getting the chance to redecorate a new space, probably more than most folks. What can I say? I like making spaces my own. Pictures to come when I'm done.
Most of the fun and belly laughs have come from my housemate Liz (not confusing at all). She and I have spent quite a bit of time together these past few coordinating this and that. On Sunday her boyfriend Declan was kind enough to drive us to IKEA (plus Target…and the grocery store). I had the hardest time navigating IKEA and ended up buying nothing save for some Swedish meatballs for dinner.
All of this unpacking and unloading almost makes me forget the time I spent home, then in Providence, Rhode Island for my brother's graduation from Brown and home again. Blah, blah, blah, yes, Emma Watson was there at the graduation. No, I did not meet her. Brown did not make as big a deal out of it as the presses did. Besides, I was focused on my brother and how proud I was of him. Look at this (teary-eyed) graduate! Everyone comments on how we look so much alike. Genes: magical things.
I will keep the majority of my thoughts about the trip to my journal. Basically I was stunned four years had already passed. And by the end of it, I have come to realize sometimes it is better to accept the messiness of life.
Take care, folks.
P.S. I saw X-Men: Days of Future Past. Would definitely recommend.