How do you unpack an entire life you have and try to fit it into a small 12 x 12 ft room? In the past four years I’ve been unpacking and repacking I’ve just shoved everything in totes, storing that part of my life in the attic. But now, I’m kind of at a shit or get off the pot stage. Storing all my college memories in the attic until next year isn’t an option. Keeping things packed and organizing them until I move out…sounds like more of what I should be doing.
I’m halfway through the organizing part, well more like 1/100th of the way through. I made it through the smallest green tote I could find and I’ve already had my fill. Freshman year, during one of the many student involvement fairs that BSU has, my friend Tabby (who had been my only real friend at college at the time) had picked out this weird red pen with a mans head and fluffy red hair on the top. We gave him a name, and since the day we brought him back he has been sitting on my desk all the way in the right corner. Where is he going to go now? He never even worked so putting him on a desk at work (well if I find a job that has a desk) would be pointless.
What are we supposed to do with all of the memories we’ve collected, just shove them in another ex-boyfriend box sticking it under our bed only to pull out when we’re desperate to remember the good times and have a pint of ice cream handy.
No, that’s not how you handle things, well it’s how I used to but I’m getting better..trying anyway. We should semi unpack, and hang those drunken sloppy pictures on the wall with pride, don’t be afraid to wear your favorite Friday night outfit around your parents (although I think I may still wait until they are asleep to walk out the door) and feel free to hang on to your old college sweatshirt for as long as you want. Well at least until it’s too old, and has those weird mystery stains.
So, if you will excuse me. I’m going to go attempt to finish organizing and re-pack so I will be ready to move out of my childhood bedroom in at most a week. And I really want to watch Something Borrowed before the link gets taken down.