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It's been pointed out to me that "Iraqi light bulb joke" is probably a little over the top. Some of the coolest people I know around here are from Minnesota, and I need to stop and remember that. I was mostly just freaking out, and remembering that:

a) Rochester is probably the most conservative town in Minnesota, and
b) I'll probably be working with people generally older than me. Though thinking about it more, that assumption is probably extremely faulty.

Anyway, morning has come, and, as usual, with it comes a little calm. People did a very good job reminding me of some important considerations for this move, the realities that make it... a good adventure. They reminded me that I still have a safety net.

I know that I'm a lot better about keeping an apartment than I was just coming out of college. I know that I'm a lot better about ... a lot of things ... than I was then. This will be a chance to put all of that to the test. This "starting over" thing... it's like the big midterm exam in the class of life. It could be neat. And if I think about it as a test, maybe that'll help me ace it. *grin*

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forgotten_aria
Apr. 4th, 2003 09:38 am (UTC)
I wouldn't think ofit as a test. You won't pass or fail this, you'll learn from it. If it's great, then your life has improved, and you go on from there. If it wasn't the right thing to do and you aren't happy, then you now know more about yourself and how you will react in situations like this. It won't be a failure if that's not how you work, it will be educational.

Though, I suppose, thinking of it as a test will mean that you won't give it a half hearted try. Because you need to make sure not to wonder when anything goes wrong, even things that would have gone wrong here, that you made the wrong decsion. Does that make sense? It's ok to decide it was wrong, but only if you don't use the idealic memory of boston as a comparaison.

I guess what I'm saying is, treat it like a test to take it head on. Don't treat it like a failure if it doesn't work out.
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