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Breathe In

Posted on July 28th, 2006

Things are moving.. fast. I’ve been exchanging emails and MSNs with a friend who is also going to be working in New York and, the more I do it, the more excited I get. It’s going to be a life-changing experience and I really can’t wrap my head around it.

But it comes at a price. Immediately after my last exam, things will be set in motion to cover my bases before I leave. That means that I won’t have much in terms of a break, which is something I will sorely miss after this term.

There are so many things that I need to handle and, sometimes, I wonder if it’s worth all of the hassle. It doesn’t take long to convince myself (albeit temporarily) that it is, but it’s frustrating. Between the travel arrangements, the unloading of large items, the rushed moving, and the last goodbyes that I will have to make, I’m really get pressed.

Unloading my big stuff was a serious concern for me; there is no way that I could fit all of my stuff in the room back in Toronto. Thanks to some of my good friends, I am able to leave my fridge, dresser, guitar amp, and guitars in Waterloo. I don’t think that it’d take too much more convincing to pawn off my cooking wares and items for some four months, either.

Other than some miscellaneous items that I’ll drop off in Toronto, I think I can take the rest to New York. So that’ll be my clothes, toiletries, and electronics. I still haven’t decided if I should bring my desktop and laptop yet… I think I will because I wouldn’t want to do without all of the music I have on my desktop, but that could change.

What makes a lot of this possible is the fact that I will likely be driving down to New York. After taking a look at the price of flights and considering the option of flying out of Buffalo, it’s much less of a hassle to take a carload of my stuff with me. I’d operate on my schedule and can carry a good amount more compared to taking a plane. Besides, it’ll be a good road trip and I’ll snap lots of pictures ๐Ÿ˜‰ Now if only I had some company…

Then, of course, are all of the things that I’ll need to address when I get there: opening a bank account, settling into the apartment, getting my bus pass, getting oriented in the city, buying food, paying rent, starting work. Oi. No wonder I’m still feeling awfully nervous.

I just have to keep reminding myself to take one step at a time. I can’t get all worked up about this because I still have six finals to write. They, as they should be, are my primary concern since I’m not about to throw away all of the hard work that I’ve put in this term. In sixteen days, that will be over. And then a new chapter of my life will begin.

Breathe, Justin. Breathe.

One Response to “Breathe In”

  1. Keith Says:

    Hey hey, don’t forget your old comrade-in-arms Keith Little when you’re looking for people to temporarily pawn your junk off on. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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