Finals have begun. For some this is a nightmare – papers, projects, cumulative exams! For others it is just a continuation of the average workload without the hassle of daily class attendance. For all it is the sign that we’ve made it through one more year. I, thankfully, am not running around crazy, printing forty page documents or re-reading hundreds of pages. Finals have treated me fairly well this year. I need to revise a few papers, prepare a portfolio presentation, and compile a case study on classroom management. This I can do. What may prove impossible is moving.
I have lived in the Res Halls for four years. Moving out every nine months, I have become an expert at packing my belongings into the back of my little red hatchback Ford focus and transferring them to my parent’s residence for three short months. But I’ve noticed a trend. Every year I leave the dorm with more things than I had the previous year. Some things are small – new door decs, birthday and holiday cards, hard copies of papers. Others are not – new printer, potted plant, small bookcase. I’m concerned I might have to rent a flat bed truck to get all my things home this year. Thankfully, I’m just moving across town. Where me and my things will be living for an entire calendar year! This hasn’t happened in ages. Of course the consequence will likely be more stuff. (more…)