Hi y’all! As many of you know I was abroad in Japan and S. Korea from March 23rd, 2016 and was planning to stay until June 30th. Well… life just doesn’t work out the way we plan. :p In other words, I worked on my impulse traveling skills while I was away. I ended up changing my flight and jumping to S. Korea early where I only ended up staying for two weeks.
Now, before you go thinking ‘aw! I’m sorry your travel was cut short!’ Don’t. -.- I mean it. Don’t. I had an AMAZING time abroad, but traveling is exhausting, money-nomming, and quite lonely if you go by yourself. For more on traveling alone, check out my post Traveling Alone. Of course, one of the biggest reasons I came home on June 6th was graduate school.
In case you missed the update, I was accepted to graduate school back in March! Woo! (I’m still not sure this is me we’re talking about. I mean, I didn’t actually go to Japan and S. Korea, right? I’m not really going to obtain a PhD… right? o.O) Well, apparently I am (or am going to try :p). Of course, before I can even return to university and start my graduate career I had a few ‘adult’ things to take care of. -.- I know, boring. Well, one of those adult things tried to shoot me in the face with its stress-inducing time restraint: apartment hunting.
It turns out that most students booked their apartments back in… APRIL! What?! I didn’t- But you can’t- Psh! Whatever! I can do this. I’ll find an awesome place. *unpacks suitcase from Asia trip* *does laundry* *buys plane ticket* *repacks suitcase* *leaves home… again* That’s right. Just ten days after getting home, I left again to fly down to Georgia to find an apartment for school. And boy was THAT difficult. Pretty much everywhere was sold out or they wouldn’t have availabilities until after my start date. Cue ‘headdesk’.
Well, lucky little ol’ me managed to find the last apartment at a complex that had everything I was looking for and was in my price range. PHEW! *draws hand across forehead* *literally, because it is HOT in Georgia* 0.0 I can’t tell you how nerve-racking it was not only to find something that matched my desired new-home, but just signing the lease all by my lonesome. That’s not to say I’ve never lived alone before, but the last time I went looking for an apartment, my older brother went with me. He asked all the questions, looked at all the important parts in the building, etc, etc. (Having an older sibling with experience in the game of Life is a godsend, I’ll tell you that!) :p
‘Course now that means I’m movin’ down South. I’m tradin’ my icy winter for scalding summer, my ice-skating for… something(dunno yet what), and my free time for research time. To say I’m excited and terrified at the same time would be an understatement. Yet, the reason I want to tell y’all all of this is because the way I type might start to change. Why? Well, I have the uncanny ability to pick up accents wherever I travel to. I mean, I came down to Georgia for an interview with the university and within 24 hours, my brother and sister-in-law could already hear how my accent had changed. Deary me!
So, I’m apologizin’ in advance if I start to sound a lil different in my posts, but I’ll try to keep ’em under wraps and stuck in that Midwestern accent I love so much. Or maybe y’all like readin’ posts written with a bit of Southern twang and slang and if that’s the case, let me know! I dun mind writin’ a lil different. It’s good practice for novels. :p
Oh! Another reason I’m writing this post is to ask you lovely readers a question about my blog content because with this life change I might have a few new things to talk about and entertain you with. So, please vote in the poll below to let me know what you think about new themes for weekly/bi-weekly/monthly posts on my blog. Or, better yet, leave me a comment! I love hearing from you guys and would love to engage with you more!