I know I’ve been
completely absent kind of quiet this past month. I’ve just been adjusting to my new home and doing a decent amount of school. Camp NaNoWriMo is coming up next month and I am extremely excited to write a completely new novel for it.
I really like Mushu gifs, alright? Give a girl a break.
Anyway, Mushu gifs aside, this has been an interesting month for me. I moved across the ocean, have lived and am currently living in a hotel for a little over three weeks now, been to a mall with a ski slope and penguins in it (no, I am not joking, that is a legit thing), and met a lot (and I mean a lot) of new people.
Here are some things I’ve learned or relearned about moving:
- It gets easier once you’re actually there.
- Emotions don’t make sense, just go into it knowing that. Let yourself feel the emotions, eat a bag of goldfish, and move on. No sense in dwelling on them.
- Moving is an adventure, it’s a chance to explore something new. You have a completely blank slate. Nobody knows anything about you. You have so many opportunities to make
minions to read your books one daynew friends.
- Find an anchor and you’ll be fine.
- You’ll dream about all the goodbyes you said and wake up disoriented. It’s alright. Relish the feeling of knowing you’re done with goodbyes for a while and rub the sleep from your eyes.
- If you want to get to know people, you need to go and make the first step. Prove that you’re going to stick around.
- People are much friendlier than you might think.
- Moving is scary but it’s not as scary as we make it out to be.
- If you eat more ice cream than normal, it is completely fine.
- Remember, goodbyes are hard but they are worth the hellos you said.
- If you leave, it isn’t the end of the world. Rather, the beginning of a new one.
- An end is required for the next chapter. Don’t hang onto the last words, rather, make new ones.
I hope you all have a great week!