||[Aug. 13th, 2009|05:02 pm]
Wow I haven't written in here in a while.|
I'm leaving for California in 4 days though and I am finding every way possible to procrastinate packing. We all know I'm only good at doing things last minute, and this includes packing. I actually have done quite a bit compared to usual, but then again usually I am flying so I can stay up late the night before... not this time... Stephie and I will be departing via my vehicle on Monday at 5AM sharp. Hope to reach Toledo, OH around 6PM and stay there for the night... then the next morning repeat and stay around Omaha, NE the following evening. The next day will be spent en route to Salt Lake City, where we will stay for the third night before charging on to San Francisco the next morning.
I am really really excited for grad school right now like you have no idea. I have been going through all my old papers & books from undergrad while packing (some of them will be quite useful in my future research I think, so they're accompanying me west) and the prospect of studying hardcore again is becoming more and more exciting. And I'll be meeting so many new people that share interests with me.... hopefully... so I won't be lonely.
Not that I won't miss here and everyone here, but it's time for me to move on with my life... it has been for a while... but I've been enjoying myself (maybe a little too much).
The one thing I'm not looking forward to is all the paperwork I have to do within the first few days of getting to California in order to prove I'm a resident there by next fall for tuition purposes. I'm only allowed to leave California for 21 days total for the next year... one week Thanksgiving, one week Christmas, and one week 4th of July maybe? It's not fun but hopefully the following year I can devote all the money I'll have saved from not flying home the year before on either coming home whenever I want or taking a lovely trip somewhere.
Hmm... well that was about 10 minutes or I so I spent typing this (really I have no concept of how long it took... I just thought 10 sounded like a good number)... so I've wasted significant packing time... I guess I'll make another attempt... my room still looks like a bloody disaster area but hopefully I shall correct that shortly... hasta luego...