On Monday, I turned in my final report and completed my last two finals. My final semester of my undergraduate career is finished.
I felt relief that I was finally finished with my exams, however I didn’t feel any more elated than I normally would. I think that’s because I can’t relax quite yet since both Andrew and I’s family will be coming up for the weekend for our graduations, and then that Monday we will be making the four-hour move back to St. Louis.
Oh my goodness, I hate packing.
We started packing up yesterday, but we both kept getting distracted and we didn’t get as much done as I would have liked. Then, two of our friends are transitioning between apartments and needed a place to stay for a couple nights. Normally, I would have no problem with friends staying – and I still don’t – it just makes everything a bit more chaotic having two extra people with us in our small apartment while we are trying to pack up.
Today was my last day of my internship. It was a bit bittersweet. I really enjoyed the environment I was in and I love working downtown, but I’m also happy to be moving on. It’s not a position that I would want to take permanently, but it was perfect for just this year. My coworkers brought in snacks and sweets on Monday to celebrate and say thanks, which I thought was really nice and I wasn’t expecting. And I never say no to cookies.
We have been squeezing in time with friends in this last week here and there, and it’s making me so sad knowing we will have to say goodbye. We’re meeting up with different friends on Thursday, and in between now and Friday, I’m going to try and finish up the rest of the packing. We still have so much to do – I haven’t even touched our bedroom or the kitchen. It makes me just want to throw everything out because you don’t realize how much stuff you have until you have to pack it all up! Haha, I’m only slightly joking, though.
We’ve thrown out quite a bit already: old papers and documents that we don’t need any more, a printer that only works about half the time, and old textbooks that we couldn’t sell back or aren’t worth anything. I want to throw more out, but my mom wants to have a garage sale when we come back that way someone can find some good use for the stuff we aren’t using anymore, so that’s the plan. It will be good to be able to really go through everything and do a good bit of decluttering and some major reorganizing.
I think it’s really hitting me now, that this is it. This is our last week in Kansas City. It’s all a jumble of different emotions and I think I’m still processing everything. I might be a bit of an emotional wreck this weekend once we graduate and pack the trailer up.
It’s crazy to think that Andrew and I have almost been married for a year now, and I’m a little sad to say goodbye to the apartment that we turned into our first home. But change is good, and I’m ready.