Life As an Adult: A Beginning.

As I sit in the living room of my new apartment, I can’t help but think how great life is.

For those who don’t know, I’m currently embarking on a new chapter of life, one that includes paying rent, budgeting money, and now using proper typing skills in my blog (yay for capital letters!). I’ve been in my Durham apartment since Saturday and wasn’t really sure what I was going to do to fill all of my spare time since I don’t start my job until August. I was definitely planning on babysitting as often as I could. I also thought about getting a part time job, but between the trips that I still have left to take this summer, it just didn’t seem worth it.

Fortunately, I haven’t been short of things to do. Every day this week, I’ve been volunteering at my church’s version of Vacation Bible School, called Kids Week. I’m a three-year-old team leader and have had the best time singing songs, learning about Moses, and crafting with them. I’m so glad that I was able to get plugged in with Kids Week on Sunday since they were in desperate need of pre-school teachers for their morning sessions!

I’ve also had a lot of errand running to do — I had to find a bank, I still have to find a post office, go grocery shopping, drop off my prescription at CVS, pick up reference forms for the school HR department.

Needless to say I’ve been keeping busy.

I’ve also had the opportunity to meet up with some friends, which is always good. It’s nice being in a place permanently where there are so many awesome people around.

I can honestly say that thus far, I am really enjoying adulthood — now, I haven’t had to pay any bills yet, but let a girl enjoy her honeymoon period!

I really like cooking for myself, having my own room (AND BATHROOM), and being able to make a space my own. I never had that opportunity while I was in a dorm, so I am just nerding out over everything right now!

It feels great getting plugged into Summit Church and I look forward to continue doing so. I love the bonding moments that my roommate and I have shared since Saturday — it’s going to be a beautiful relationship — and I can’t wait for all of our monthly holiday celebrations (we’re festive). I can’t complain about being in such a convenient location with a Harris Teeter and a Dunkin Donuts less than a mile away in one direction and I-40 a mile or two away in the other.

I am beyond blessed and I look forward to what Durham will continue to have in store for me!


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