After so many weeks in slow motion, with nothing happening except occasionally driving my brother to band practice, everything is suddenly in super-sonic mode. Life drastically changed in the last two weeks, and next week will bring the biggest changes of all. I figure this many life-altering events deserves a blog post. Even better, a LIST!
I got a job. Not very high paying, and only for a year, but a fantastic position with an excellent organization that can teach me a lot. I found out I had gotten the job (after a month of interviews) right before I traveled up to Notre Dame to help move Joey home. It’s a great fit and makes me very, very excited.
Joey came home. He gets a two-week break from his program before he ships out to Delaware. Reconnecting after doing the long distance thing is always bumpy, and we have had lots of long conversations about changes that need to be made in our relationship. These few months of long distance have been nothing compared to what the next year will bring. I saw him twice during his summer session, after all. Who knows when we will see each other this next year. We’re hoping he can come home for Christmas. To make long distance work for that long of a time, our relationship needs to be rock solid. Which means lots of changes.
Joey’s parents took us away on an amazing vacation to Miami. They didn’t tell us where we were going- we just packed our bags and went! I think the extra relaxation and stress relief was just what we both needed to recuperate from the stress of our respective summers (him with his intensive classes, me with being unemployed). GOOD change.
On Thursday, I turn 22. It feels like the official passage into adulthood. 21 is still college-aged, but 22 is firmly in the young adult age bracket. Without a doubt, I am no longer a child. Crazy.
Here’s the big one. On Saturday, Joey moves to Delaware. On Tuesday, we both start our new jobs. Two weeks after that, I most likely will move into housing that’s provided by my new job to me and other new young employees. In short, in a very brief period of time, we will both be living in new places (I will still be in the Atlanta area), with new housemates, and working new jobs. Wowza.
See? I wasn’t kidding. Changes. They be a-happenin’.