the bar is over with.
i don't have to study anymore.
instead i'm sitting my my apartment in datyon, surrounded by boxes. packing up.
i've lived here for two years. which is the longest i've lived anywhere by myself since reaching adult hood. i had an "apartment" in undergrad, but with 3 other girls. and my boston apartment, but that was for 9 months.
this has been mine for 2 years.
i've hosted dinner parties, halloween parties, oscar parties here. i've watched movies here with my friends. i've spent countless hours studying on this couch. i decorated it. i baked my first awesome layer cake here. i baked my first red velvet cupcakes here.
it was the place to be during law school. i had people over here all the time. mainly because i was the only one without an animal, and the only one with allergies, so it just made life easier. and i didn't feel like anyone went to a lot of trouble for me.
i will be moving home, but only for a few weeks. it's looking like i'm moving to harrisburg. which is a brand new adventure in and of itself. and i'll have a new apartment. and new friends to entertain. and old friends to entertain as well, since i'll only be about 1.5 hours from home. and close to family still! (just a different branch of the family)
its a little surreal to think of it. i'm done with law school. i just took the bar. i had an interview and was possibly offered a job (my dad tells me i was, so i'm taking his word for it - he's been acting as my agent in this whole 'find mollykakes a job thing')
i'm leaving dayton though in less than a week.
i'm leaving friends, family, and a 3 1/2 year old that i'm completely nuts about (seriously. i love that kid)
i'm leaving what i've gotten used to. what is comfortable. i'm leaving a life that i built for myself that i really freaking like.
yes. there have been challenges and i've been homesick and i've been heartbroken and i ate an insane amount of not good for me food - but my aunts always been a five minute drive away. i've always had ms. m1 available for lunches to vent and to rant and to chat and to laugh. until may i had everyone else too. but i've already said goodbye to them.
now i just have to say goodbye to here.
and hello to a new adventure.
in a new town with new people and seasonal amish produce (seriously, i'm totally challenging myself to only seasonal cooking...except maybe frozen strawberries. i love strawberries too much not to have them around at all times)
and a new job.
and new challenges.
and nuclear engineers to meet and make fall in love with me.
so, in a few days, when i'm technically on my pre-job vacation, i'll fill you all in on my pre and post bar adventures in food (trust me, some of it was delicious!)
but for now, i'm packing up and getting ready for the move.
i'm going to miss it here, more than i even let myself think i will. if that makes any sense.