I’m back at school. I’m doing ok considering I was really not looking forward to ending break. I miss my family, but I kept myself busy today and I think that really helped.
I woke up at 6 a.m. to say goodbye to my mom. She leaves the house at 6:30 and I wanted to be able to see her a little bit before she left. I’m glad I got up early!
Breakfast was sad too, knowing I won’t have a kitchen to cook in for a long time.
I watched a bit of the Today Show and then got to packing. Dad stayed home with me this morning to help me pack up my stuff, which made things a whole lot easier. I was all packed up and ready to go around 8:30.
After a stop for gas and one last trip home for some forgotten kombucha, I was on the road. I made it to Columbia by 10:30 and got to work unpacking myself.
I’d collected a lot of junk in the past year and a half that seems to travel with me as “dorm stuff.” Today I threw away and packed up a lot of things I just didn’t need anymore.
I started by unpacking some of my clothes:
The drawer above became a catch-all for textbooks and papers over last semester.
At about 11:30 I was getting hungry, but I knew I couldn’t go to the grocery store just yet. Luckily I had some provisions!
Plus some of these crackers my dad made me bring back with me. Glad I did! They tasted like bruschetta.
And nothing over here:
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, yes, I have two closets. I’m one of the lucky ones who is in a double room. I had a temporary roommate at the beginning of the semester, but she only stayed for two weeks before she got moved and was the most laid-back roommate imaginable!
Eventually I did make a grocery store run. I picked up some stuff for lunch!
I sprinkled pumpkin pie spice on my apples for flava.
Every year my mom gets my brother and I calendars for Christmas. She takes the hunt for the perfect calendar very seriously and always does a great job. This year I got a healthy living calendar, which is perfect!
I also bought myself a plant:
Nothing better than a clean and organized room. After my cleaning spree, I did a little reading and watched the news. Then I went out to dinner with Hillary.
We went to Flat Branch Pub and Brewing, which is my favorite restaurant in Columbia. Unfortunately it’s also everyone else’s favorite, so there’s usually a long wait. We figured tonight would be a good time to take advantage of being back early.
The best part of Flat Branch:
I ordered a bean burrito, which was pretty good.
A note on Res Life training: I’m planning some posts for training, but I hope to have time to give you a little update about what’s going on. I may not have many photos because we eat all of our meals in the dining halls (no cameras allowed!) and then do a lot of sessions, but I’ve got some cool posts planned that I’m really excited about!