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Cleaning Out from the Move:Spiral Notebooks and Untold Potential

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Yesterday, I was cleaning out some of the boxes that I still had only partially went through since I moved to my new locale…I’m sure that everyone understands this…it was the dreaded “OMG WTF could be in these boxes” boxes…well, I realized that they were a storehouse of a lot of random stuff, such as under graduate essays and other material of that sort, a few outdated textbooks, and more than that…Well, I came to realize as I was sorting things for the trash and things that I thought of keeping that I cannot bring myself to throw out spiral bound notebooks…

This may sound like a weird confession; however, I never know what gems might be in them that I don’t even know are gems yet…This statement may sound a little strange, but I am a person who constantly doodles and writes in the margin of notebooks as I am in class taking notes and doing whatever that class may require of me…So, my plan for the next few days is to look at said notebooks and assess their viability. Maybe I will find a gem that turns into the next great American novel…who knows?

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May 18, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Mental Gymnastics

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My mind feels like a butterfly clamped between the thumb and index finger of a young child…You may be wondering how something like this may be relevant to my random stream of thought in the world at large and on some hand it might not be connected at all…or maybe it’s more interconnected that anyone could ever dream.

In the past few weeks, I have went from working a job at a Kroger in Nashville doing multiple different things. On my off days, I would try to coordinate an upcoming move (which has just happened, matter-of-factly, I just moved…more on that in a bit). It was hectic to say the least between people needing me to do my job at the company and me needing well me to get prepared for a change of scenery.

The move finally happened, and now, I am settling into a new place. New apartment, new people, new job, new station in life for a while, new…well everything. I know that I might not have mentioned this in my blog thus far, but I am embarking on a new journey into a graduate program. As of right now, I don’t know what to think or feel other than nervous and a little scared because I’ve been out of formal academic classroom setting for a couple of years. I am antsy overall. To top this, I feel like a little fish in a big pond to use a very clichéd simile. I don’t know what to expect and am questioning my validity somewhat. Maybe it’s the first week jitters…who knows?

All I know is that I hope that as I begin to settle into a routine and get some semblance of familiarity and balance that life will begin to not feel like I am flapping fruitlessly in the chubby fingers of some child. While there is much more I could write, I believe that I might be sounding whiny or bitchy in some way…sooooo, I think that it’s better if I just leave it at that. C’est la vie.

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August 18, 2010 at 2:20 pm

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Moving…and Apartments…

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So, if you know me, you know that I am about to move again (sad day). I really despise moving…it’s one of those things that you know that you will have to do, but you never really want to do it. Why? Well, there are many, many reasons.

1) The process itself: Do you ever realize how much crap you accumulate while you live at a certain residence? I do because in the past few years I have moved at least 3 major times. Each time, I have realized exactly the junk that one gathers. You would be surprised…thankfully, I have only lived in these places a year at a time and thin my stuff out from time to time (one of my friends has mentioned that it seems like my family is always having a yard sale).

2)Finding the apartment: I like to go out and look at apartments. However, it’s always a hassle when it comes to some places. I mean really your people can’t go out while it is thundering….even if they’re only walking 200 feet…seriously, I just want to look at the freaking apartment. I don’t want to use them as a lightning rod. If I did, I would be way more crafty than that. Give me some credit. But on the other hand, it is good to see the differences and compare and contrast the product that they’re trying to sell me.

3) Leaving behind people and having to acclimate to another place/group of people: I hate moving most of all because I will have to leave people that I care about. Whether it’s a colleague that I regale stories of the workplace or a person I can sit and watch an episode of a television show with, I hate having to not be around them as much. I go through withdrawal from people…I also don’t like to get to know new people. Most people would probably think that I’m really outgoing; however, I am a little bit of an introvert…it’s one of those things that I’m not that great at. I like to be around the people I know and love….I shouldn’t have to know and love other people. Right?

So, yeah…soon, I will be transplanted again in another place. Here’s crossing my fingers and hoping that all ends well…

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July 15, 2010 at 11:41 pm

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