Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Prelude to Summer

This particular period in my life is strange. For me, it's as though nowhere is really "home." Of course, I know I can always go home to Pendleton and it will be "home" as in the place I grew up and "home" as in the place where my parents live and the place I love. The odd thing is that it doesn't feel like the place I belong anymore. But it's not like I feel like I belong anywhere else. School isn't home and Meridian isn't home even though I feel comfortable here. I suppose this is what it's supposed to feel like for a little while, after all, this is a transition period in my life. This is the space between growing up and starting my own family.

New Adventures in Meridian
People here are friendly. I'm pleased to say that I've made quite a few friends already! It seems as though there are lots of things to do here. So many places to go and people to meet. Meeting people is kind of a unique experience. There is so much to learn about them. How are you supposed to know if who they seem to be is who they actually are? I guess that's one thing only time can really tell. I have also been reminded at how terrible I am with learning names. Oh well I guess. I'm trying to get a feel for what it's going to be like this summer. At this point it's hard to know, but I have a feeling it's going to be really fun. 

On the Other Hand: Finding a Job in Meridian
Eternal job application filling-out. Oh man it's so tedious. Who knew finding a job here would be so difficult. I certainly didn't anticipate the economy to stink so much here. There are so many businesses! I filled out a bunch of apps and am still going to fill out a bunch more. I really hope I can find a job soon. Otherwise I might not go back to school in the fall.