After 21 years, my job description is changing. We moved Baby Girl to college, and suddenly we’re empty-nesters.
On Wednesday, my car was filled to the brim with all the necessities of dorm life. When Sweet Miss moved away, we had a minivan plus her car; let’s just say quarters were tight on that five hour drive down to Oregon.
We spent the first night visiting Sweet Miss and The Fella. The next morning, it was an hour drive south for move-in day with thousands of incoming students.
Thankfully, BG is on the second floor of her dorm—only two of the dorms on campus have an elevator. And her roommate’s minifridge was a better size for their cramped quarters. One less thing to move up those stairs.
It took a few hours, a trip to the bookstore, and plenty of problem solving to establish a little order.
Using the upright folding method—think hanging files rather than stacks—I was able to get seven pairs of jeans, six pairs of jean shorts, and four pairs of yoga pants in one drawer. Go Mom!
My obsession with neat and tidy did cause a little trouble. I received a text the next morning asking whether the bed set came with a top sheet. It does look neater with everything tucked in, but it can be difficult to navigate when it’s late and your roommate is sleeping.
Baby Girl attended her first day of classes today on the start of an amazing journey.
And now after 21 years as a stay-at-home mom, I have some time to reevaluate my life and take on some new challenges. Tomorrow, I’ll be turning 49 and this is going to be a great year. I’m excited to be sharing it with the MR.
I can’t wait to see what’s in store for all of us.
Wishing you joy and strength as life’s changes come your way.
(Also wishing my dad a very happy 76th birthday. We love you Papa Willy!)