Monday, October 03, 2005

smashing my internal odometer

There is so much to do and to consider right now I am certainly feeling overwhelmed. Finding a super-lovely-safe-pretty apartment in a city three thousand miles away is not easy. Learning an entirely new list of books and where they fit in the market is daunting. Leaving my family and friends and support system is terrifying. Moving in with the boyfriend is exciting but also scary. Figuring out how to do all this and come out financially on top is freaking impossible. It's all exciting though and I've got a lot of support right now from everyone around me.

I can't wait to get out of this cubicle! 9 more days after today and I'm free from the 9-5 doldrums that have been my existence for the past two years. I really do love the people I work with and my office space is rather nice and sunny considering. However, I've been yearning hard core for the past year or so for something more challenging, for a home office, for the ability and responsibility to travel.

Here is a list of all the things I need to get before I go:
-Luggage
-Sofa
-Desk
-Desk Chair
-Dining Room Table
-Dining Room Chairs
-Professional Backpack
-Filing Cabinets
-Bookshelves

If a random wealthy reader is inspired by my plight and wants to donate to the cause, please don't hesitate! Or, if my fellow middle of the roaders hear of anything available in the area that might work out for my situation, give me a buzz. I'm in desperate need here for this stuff and I'm not ashamed to accept charity.

This next month is going to be a whirlwind of cramming, goodbyes, and new adventures. Zack comes home in a week! I'm SO PROUD of him for volunteering all this time, energy, and emotion for Katrina victims. He is doing an awesome job down there in the deep south! This boy has amazing organization and action skills. And, he's by far the most giving and inspired man I've ever met. I have to say though that I can't wait for him to be home so that we can discuss and plan for all of this.

Yikes!

4 comments:

Amy said...

Sounds exciting! I'm certainly going to stay tuned...

Mega said...

What about your sofa?? You could get a slip cover for it? Did you all leave that desk-thingy that was in our dining room on Dennett? Get a bookshelf from IKEA if all else fails. I furnished my entire apartment with their things and it has worked out nicely for this inbetween stage. Good luck!

Megan said...

What about your sofa?? You could get a slip cover for it? Did you all leave that desk-thingy that was in our dining room on Dennett? Get a bookshelf from IKEA if all else fails. I furnished my entire apartment with their things and it has worked out nicely for this inbetween stage. Good luck!

elah said...

wow, congrats! so exciting!
i look forward to hearing about all of your adventures!