Monday, July 30, 2007

I Can Handle This...I Think

(it's official. This is my future home.)


I am basking in the glory of the mid-Monday afternoon sun. Content with the realization that in less than five weeks I will be essentially starting a new life, I let the waves of panic and urgency subside. It's all going to be okay. I've been longing for a change for some time now, and not just a tiny change.. but more like a life-altering experience, because, to be honest, no matter how good I feel my life is right now, I've become bored with this city, with the same people I keep running into wherever I go. I need something new. I need something better.

I didn't go away to college five years ago like many of my peers did. I stayed and home and commuted which was a rather dreadful experience. I always regreted not living on campus, not participating in a campus life, and now I get a chance to live out my dream. My time has finally come and I am very excited. Who will I meet? What awaits me as I move to this new city, knowing absolutey no one, with a car packed full of my favorite outfits, an ironing board and a handful of architecture books?
A few years ago I wanted to get a tattoo of a word "BREATHE" somewhere on my upper back to remind myself to stop, take a moment and do just that - breathe - once in a while. Then, I found out that Lindsay Lohan got the same damn tattoo on her wrist. How edgy of her. So today my body is still 100% ink-free and I know now that I don't need to make a Post-It note out of myself to remind of what I need to do. Now I am taking a time-out here in my parents' quiant little backyard, taking time to reflect, calm down, and most importantly, to breathe.

6 comments:

Scotty said...

Soooo... where are you moving?

Change is good, it sounds like you are super excited.

Narcissiste said...

This is so exciting! New city = new men!! hahaha
I also regret not living on campus during college, so I can totally relate. Now that you'll be living alone and away from your comfort zone, you'll have more time to breathe and really focus on yourself. I wish you the best and keep us posted on all new developments! ;P

la cubana gringa said...

Change is good. (So is breathing!) I highly recommend both. ;)

Mr. Poopie said...

Damn doctors. They think they know everything!

Lucy said...

I have this awesome joke about laundromats. Glad I found your blog!

Laundramatic said...

scotty - I am moving to cincinnati, or as I like to spell it SINcinnati. muhahaha! ... ahem.

narcissiste - im definitely looking forward to meeting new men. It's seems like whenever i go out nowadays I bump into the same people. I need a change!

la cubana gringa - I will listen to your advice, you being a doctor and all!

mr. poopie - they best know everything. I heard medical school prices are mad high, so I'm sure they're getting some value for their money

lucy - glad you found my blog! I'd like to hear that joke about laundromats too.