I just moved into my first apartment.
Let me say that again, I just moved into my first apartment. I can't really get over it. I can't get over the fact that I no longer have a bed at home anymore (because it is here) I can't get over the fact that I am old enough to be living in an apartment, and I can't get over the fact that I actually have to take time out of my day to do my own food shopping.
I'm living with 6 other people and luckily I have my own single (extra $60 a month is totally worth it for sanity). I know one of the other people well, two of them kinda well and the rest are strangers to me but the other people know them. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and all that but it is just all so foreign, I don't know the rules yet (food, cleaning, guests) and I still feel a little weary about the whole thing without knowing exactly what I'm getting myself into.
It's all just so bizarre. As excited as I am about this whole growing up process, it's also pretty scary and it's happening a lot faster than I thought it would. I feel like you get 18 years to slowly mature and grow and then you go to college and within four years you have to all of a sudden become an adult and do adult things. There is no more slow approach maturity, it hits you in the face and if you're not ready you get a black eye. I am so lucky that I have my parents to back me up incase I mess up on something but it's still my name that will be tarnished if (and when) I do mess up. I can't really hide behind them any more.
I also started my two summer classes which I'm kinda excited about, but I know that it's going to be 8-weeks of hell. One class is a writing class which I am not too worried about. I get to learn how to write grant proposals which is something I will definitely use in life. The other class is a computer programming class (I don't know why ecology majors need to take this, but they do) and because I know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about computer programming, I am a little worried. I feel like since it is an intro course that I can't be that bad, but that's what I thought about general chemistry too.
So times are a changing. I have to go an get some work done. Unpack a little and do that damn grocery shopping. I will edit this later with pictures...probably.