To be honest, the title is a little misleading because I am feeling a bit more grounded right now. This is because I have a new place to live. Even though it’s in an area I’m familiar with because I’ve driven through it so many times, I’m glad to have a new microsection of Fairfax County to explore–new parks, new shortcuts, all that. But it’s not so far from where I live now that I would be shopping at a different Target. I’m really going to miss living where I live now and the new place is a little out of the way, but there are a lot of good things about the move as well.
My new room is smaller, but somehow feels homey and roomy. Maybe it’s the layout. (Maybe it’s because I won’t be using it as storage space for random crap like I am in my current place.) There’s tons of shelving. TONS. It’s oddly exciting. I think I’ll be able to fit all of my current furniture in the room. The owners are offering me what feels like abnormal amounts of storage space. Parking won’t be a problem. I feel like this place offers a more comfortable space to have friends over. I’m also going to get in a lot of cardio because it’s upstairs and there are no elevators. I’ll be saving a lot of money, which was really what was driving the whole need to move. The owners are really great and even lowered the rent and aren’t charging me for November. It really is rather miraculous.
I can’t believe my luck, considering I forgot to send in the application for a week and they were trying to move on because they hadn’t heard from me.
In other news, I’ve had a couple of interviews for a temporary copyediting job. It’ll be a couple of weeks before I know more, but I’m hopeful.
The next 12 days involves me packing, working six straight days in the lead-up to Thanksgiving (I’m beginning to dread working at a grocery store during the holidays…), moving, and listening to relatives talk about politics at Thanksgiving. It’s going to be an interesting and probably trying couple of weeks.
I hope you all will stay safe and have a fabulous Thanksgiving with people and food that you love. And don’t forget to actually be thankful.