Day one of Orientation - done. But tomorrow (or rather today, now) will be looooong. I am not looking forward to it. I kind of have a problem with the fact that they don't separate the MA's from the PhD's because it means I have to RE-do all of the GA training I went through in my MA program. Training FAIL.
I have now been in the C-Dale about three nights now. It's been very weird. Learning to think of this as my home. It's very lonely so far because I don't know anyone yet. It's frustrating to not be able to call someone up and go see a movie or something. And at the same time, I still don't feel like I'm 200 whatever miles away from my friends. I'm sure by the time I DO actually start to make friends here, I'll have annoyed the good nature out of my friends back in Springpatch (so, uh, sorry in advance I suppose).
I have been slowly unpacking, as if the longer it takes the less real it will become. As long as I still have that one box packed up, I can go home. But alas, that is not the case, I am here and will remain here, until May. Except for what I expect will be frequent trips home and to STL and to Nashville and Peoria. (Assuming my car makes it, because now my dad and grandpa have made me paranoid to even drive it around the corner. Gee Thanks.)
Speaking of my soon-to-be frequent treks out of the Dale - Saturday @GirlinNashville and I fully intend on tearing up Music City (whilst staying FAAAAR away from John Rich). It will be good. But most importantly, it SHOULD be cathartic. Because you know, we are two attractive, intelligent, funny AVAILABLE young women - and we deserve a good night out on the town. It's been a summer of questionable and nerve-wracking romantic decisions by both of us... so we'll ring in the fall with a good time and make our resolutions to find the "Good" guys who actually SEE us.
Fall is going to be good. I have just made that decision.
Good things are going to happen.