I'm making a goal for myself to pack the basics...like a toothbrush, my hair straightener, make up, tooth paste, toilet paper, water, and whatnot. From that point, I hope to decide what I will be wearing each day I am at residence next week. I'm lucky because I have Labour Day plans with my family so I will be coming home next weekend which will allow me to bring more stuff over to school. I'm not so lucky, though, because I change my clothes a lot. I'm the typical cliched girl who changes her clothes all the time. More often then not, I'll change my pants/shorts twice in a day and change my shirt at least once. That makes me sound like a psycho, but whatever, it's the truth. Funny, though, that I don't really change my clothes to look nice but that I change them because I want to wear something more comfortable. Jeans to track pants is the greatest change I can make!
This thought just trickled into my mind, I am going to need to pack FOOD for the week. Now that I have a suite room I won't be making my way down to the residence dining hall every morning for breakfast and once in a while for a snack. With a toaster and a microwave in my room, I'm all set. However, I'll need to make some extra bag room for a loaf of bread and some cup-o-soups.
All this packing talk is making me really excited to go back to school. But, it's also making me horribly depressed because I don't want to leave the friends I have at home. It's not like I'll never see them again, because I will, but it won't be as frequent. Facebook, e-mail, texts, and phone calls don't do it for me when I miss someone. Maybe it's unhealthy but I don't really care. The friends I love are the friends I will always have in my life but moving away from them can get really hard at times. I'm lucky to have the friends I do, both at home and at school, but at home I have the friends I've known since I started elementary and high school. At university, it's a different feel. It's a new type of friendship. It is refreshing at times but neither home or school friendships can replace the other.
This summer was hard without the friends I have away at school. That being said, the last school year was hard without the friends I have at home! Unfortunately, I can't be in two places at once but hopefully things will all work out in the end. They have to, right?