let the chaos begin!
I have, of course, been back in Maine for a couple weeks now. Honestly, it’s felt like an eternity. I really did intend to come back and talk about my trip, but I just never worked up the energy to do it… and at this point, I suppose it’s moot. If you follow me on flickr, and a lot of you do, you’ve already seen the pictures anyway. So, onward.
I’m still plugging along on February Lady.
Tell you what: if ever there was a time that I was painfully aware of the limitations of my camera, it would be today. Maybe I’m just disenchanted because of the time I spent playing with my stepdad’s G9 when I was back home, but… holy crap, I couldn’t get a decent picture of my progress for ANYTHING today. Meh.
Anyway, I’m plugging along. I was just telling Tammany that it would go a whole lot quicker if I could manage to knit without falling asleep.
The big news here is that I was accepted to Eastern Michigan University. Woohoo! Of course, in typical Casey fashion, something that you’d think would make the next step really obvious is actually making things extremely difficult, because I have 2 major, and equally appealing, options right now. The first option is the obvious: move to Michigan, where I have a nice housing arrangement set up, start school in September, and build a new life in a new city with lots of things going on (and quite a few friends within day-trip distance). The other option is to register as an online student, stay in Maine, where it’s cheap and I can afford to live alone and independently, and save myself about $15,000 for my first year alone. The pros and cons are basically neck and neck, so I’ve been giving myself a migraine about this for the past week.
In the meantime, I’ve been sorting through my stuff and getting rid of just about everything I own. Who knew such a thing would be so darn gratifying?! Seriously, it’s awesome. My goal is to leave here with just what I can fit in my car (well, ok, with one small cheat: I’m shipping what few books I kept), and my car being a Metro, that’s not a lot of stuff.
My big problem right now – other than deciding where to go, which is undeniably the BIG problem – is figuring out how the hell I’m going to move my cats. Obviously, they’re coming with me. Two carriers will take up pretty much the entire back seat of my car, which puts a big crimp on packing space. I also don’t know how they’re going to handle being in a car for 2 days – they’re absolutely horrible when it comes to being in carriers, being moved, etc. I won’t be able to let them out of the carriers when I stop for the night (it’s a 2-day drive), because I’ll never be able to get them back in. I think this is causing me more anxiety than anything else about the situation right now. My poor little babies. But leaving them behind is not an option, either.
And… that’s life at the moment. Endless excitement!