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April 26, 2011

I’m doing a take-home test tonight, but my mind is swirling. I still have a nearly impossible amount of writing to do by Thursday and I graduate Friday (assuming I get said work complete?). I wish my school deadlines didn’t extend so late into the month. I wish I had a little bit of time to decompress before graduating.

Meanwhile this week, potential tenants are coming to see my beloved house since my lease is almost expired. And as it’s such a busy time, the house is a wreck. I am just beginning to apply for jobs and don’t know where I’ll live next. It’s an incredibly stressful, unsettling time–when I’m in a bad mood, like I am today–and I suppose it’s an exciting time when I’m in a better mood. Ask me Friday. Maybe I will feel more optimistic then.

I was just thinking back to my previous apartment, in Tampa, which will always have a special place in my heart. It didn’t have the old-house charm like my current residence, it wasn’t in a fancy neighborhood, and it wasn’t decorated with as much oomph, but it was a peaceful, happy home. (Excuse the wonky sizing of the pictures.)

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It was the first place I lived with Patrick. We still live together (for a month longer) but no longer as boyfriend and girlfriend.

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I didn’t know many people in Tampa but that just gave it a sort of mysterious feel. I used to walk around by myself a lot admiring the nature around us. I loved having (two!) balconies that looked out over woods.

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That tiny kitchen was the first I ever really tried cooking in. I got my DSLR while I lived there which allowed me to take pictures like I never had before, and I did, constantly. We got Herman while we lived there too, and I will always cherish the memories of his precious puppy days in that apartment.

Happy Birthday Hermy!

Time flies. I still remember blogging about various moves in Orlando while I was in college, and then preparing for the move to Tampa, and then of course, to where I am now. And someday I will look back on this time with the same nostalgia that I always do.

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Happy Birthday Hermy!

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One Response to “Home”

  1. SoapBird Says:

    Beautiful pictures. It looks so peaceful. I love having nature around me too with life’s hustle and bustle is nice to come to a place so serene to call home. I’m sure you’ll find another place just as picturesque. Sending you my best wishes to your endeavors. Now get that homework done missy. :)


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