If you decide to move a mattress, bike, & miscellany to the Midwest from Manhattan – it might be best not to assume that a large SUV will suffice. Maybe go for the U-Haul first thing. And it will probably rain.
The act of driving your life from one place to another is a pretty big deal.
For the first time I’m living alone – no abundant roommates (no roaches!- so far) – though I miss them – the roommates I mean, not the roaches. No partner, no family to arrive home to. It’s hard to adjust at first. Hard to sleep. I turned thirty the first week of school. Cue mild existential crises around this particular melange of circumstances.
But for the first time I’m a capital ‘A’ Adult, who can feel she’s not on anyone’s sufferance. I signed a lease for my own place. (I just cannot do that in NY – I’ll never make 40X the amount of rent needed to sign a lease, even in farthest reaches of the city.)
My apartment has four rooms – a living room, a bathroom, a kitchen, and a bedroom. The shower is not in the kitchen. No walls made of bookshelves. Etc.
I ran errands in a U-Haul.
A half-gallon of milk at Walmart is 71 cents.
OH- is this how people live?
As a Fellowship student, for the first time ever I have a predictable income, of a set amount, for every month for the next year. I will go to one place every day. Not multiple boroughs/states. I’ll ride a bike. Not the 123ACEBDFMNRQWSGLIRRNJTSIRferryassortedbusnumbers.
I’m starting out dancing through this new experience. I don’t know the steps – maybe there aren’t any -so I’ll improvise…
If you decide to move a mattress, bike, and miscellany to the Midwest from Manhattan…