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On my own

I consider myself a pretty independent girl. Left for boarding school when I was 16, and have been responsible for myself for much of the time since. I’ve made it through college, moved to Canada for grad school, Scotland for post-grad, came back to the states, have a job, paid my student loans, etc.

But today I realized that I have never lived on my own before. I’ve lived and worked in dormitories, and in grad school I shared a house with three other people. I moved from being a housemother, to being a wife.

Huz is moving to Ohio this week, and I’m having some weird reactions to it. Definitely will be missing him. A LOT. I was holding back tears while grocery shopping today because I realized I was buying meals for one. It helps to know I have a ticket ready and I’ll be there in a week and a half.

I do wonder what life will be like, on my own, in my own apartment, with my own car and my own job and my own bills. It is strange to think that I’ve made it to 30 without finding out.

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I left for boarding school in 1996. Since then I have moved, or expected to move, every year. This year is no different, clearly I expect to move this spring (I have a blog about it and everything!) But this move is different, this time I am expecting to move and stay in one place for a while. Yes, we may move again in five or more years, but in the meantime we plan to have a house, settle in, start traditions. I am so excited!

I have a mental “when I have a house” list. When I have a house I will have a sewing machine, and I will make curtains and pillowcases, or crafts. When I have a house I will unbox the kitchen aid (it’s been sitting in a corner for two years, unused, because we don’t have the counter space). When I have a house I will decorate for holidays. When I have a house I will have a new couch, that doesn’t face the television. When I have a house I will cook real meals, and have friends over for dinner.

When I have a house I will buy an ebelskiver pan and make posh breakfasts for our guests. Yum!!

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