Leaving Tomorrow

Tomorrow I leave for Ohio. It’s a bittersweet moment. I’m excited to finally be going off on my own, but at the same time I’m sad to leave everything that is familiar (especially my cat!)

It wouldn’t be so bad if I wasn’t going so far away from home. I can’t go home and visit on the weekends. If I have a problem my parents can’t be there to offer help. I’m moving to a city where I know no one. It’s intimidating.

I think it will be good for me though. I’ve been a “home-body” my entire life and going this far away from home will force me to be more social and develop my independence.

I’m hoping I didn’t bring too much stuff. It looks like a small amount piled up in the back of our SUV. My dad says it’s a lot, though it’s a lot less than what my sister brought when she went to college. I just hope I’m able to make my dorm room feel as much like home as possible.

Hopefully I won’t cry too much. And hopefully Sunday goes smoothly. Right now it’s kind of hard to comprehend what’s happening. I feel like it’s happening to somebody else. I’m sure reality will set in once my parents say their final goodbye and I’m all alone.

I’ll blog more once I’m all moved in to my dorm. Right now I’m so exhausted from packing today. It’s been a long day. Hopefully I didn’t forget anything.

But I’m really going to miss my cat.

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Dancing at BalletMet

So I move into Ohio State on the 18th. Today I was helping pack up some nonessential items and I had to go through my dance bag to see what I would take (since I am taking modern there). It made me realize how much I love dance and how much I do not, not want to dance while in college. None of the ballet classes offered by OSU fit into my current schedule so that only leaves the option of finding an outside studio.

The best solution I have found is to take adult classes at BalletMet. They have the biggest variety of classes at the lowest price. However, I’m still not sure the price is something I can afford. It’s something I’ll have to check on once I get in Ohio, because their website doesn’t offer much payment information.

And I hope they still allow registration. Maybe the adult classes don’t have a registration cut off like the youth division does. And I wonder if they’d allow me to do some of the basic ballet classes on pointe?? I still really want to improve my skills on pointe but they don’t offer a specific pointe class for adults. I feel like if I explained my situation they might be more lenient.

But I hope it is something I can afford and that I will have time for. I really love ballet. Even though I have also developed a love for modern, ballet will always be my first and strongest love. I don’t think I can rest until I achieve the level of skill I desire in ballet. It’s just such a beautiful and elegant art form. I desire so much to dance like that.

But, on another note, I starting to get nervous about moving off to college. I’m going to be so far away!! In a city where I know NO ONE. I’ve been waiting all summer for this day to arrive and now that it’s almost here, I want to postpone it some more….I’m sure I’ll be fine. It’s just nerve-racking. I’ve never been this far from home for this love. Even though I’m excited to go and exert my independence, part of me is still not ready to grow up.

Also, you probably don’t know, but all this summer I have been making a quilt to take with me to college. I wanted to make one 1.) because I wanted to say I accomplished something this summer and 2.) I thought it would be good to have a warm quilt during the frozen Ohio winters. Haha. But amazingly, it’s finished, and with a week to spare. Now I won’t know what to do with my days. I feel like most of the packing is done, besides the last minute stuff like toiletries.

So there. I honestly haven’t been up to much lately, which is why I haven’t posted in a while. But now that college is finally drawing near, I’ll probably be posting a lot more…at least until the newness of college wears off.

SCAD Camp!!

So in about 1 day, I will be leaving for SCAD Camp: July 11 – July 17.

I can’t believe it’s finally here. It seemed like such a long way off when summer started, and now its crept up on me like a snake!!

Anyways, I’m kind of nervous about who my roommate will be and what she’ll be like. I hope its someone I can get along with and maybe be friends with. That’s another thing I’m worried about. Who am I gonna hang out with while I’m there?? I don’t know. I’ll have to see.

But I’m such a ballet dork. The biggest thing I’m worried about it whether or not I’ll be able to use the gym while I’m there. I don’t want to go a week without exercise!! And I’m also considering taking my pointe shoes with me. I don’t want to get rusty.

But I don’t know. I’m planning on packing tomorrow. I also have to clean my bathroom cuz my sister is coming home while I’m gone. :/

But after I get back, I’ll be sure to update everybody about how it went and what it means for dance. This camp really is the deciding factor on whether I choose to pursue dance or art. Okay. Actually, its only 1 in MANY deciding factors, but still. This is a big one.

Who knows?? I may update while I’m there. I have the wordpress app on my phone. I just don’t know how busy I’m going to be. I don’t know what to expect. This is like a really big change for me. I think this is probably the first time I’ve gone off to a camp where I don’t know anybody who’s going to be there.

Its exciting and nerve racking at the same time. I can’t wait to go and at the same, I just want to stay home. But I’ll see. Who knows what might happen??