Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Big Move Looms

Less than two weeks until I leave for Spokane! I am ready. It's been busy and fantastic enjoying all that the Twin Cities has to offer--friends, bike trails, ethnic restaurants, pretty drives, Flugtag, art fairs, amusement parks, lakes, vintage stores, coffee shops, barbecues, ice cream parlors, two great downtowns, art galleries--but, as usual, I'm itching to move on to the next thing. And I guess my life has kind of been heading this direction for the last four years.... I finished college, got a few adventures/travels out of the way, and here I am on the last stretch before GRAD SCHOOL.

I'm especially excited for the next step because Isaac will be there with me. After a lot of thought, we both decided we wanted him to move to Spokane too, and we'll be starting up new lives together there at the beginning of September. At times it bothers me how it might look to other people--my boyfriend following me around--but it's what we both want, and I really think it will be the best thing for us. Finally, after a year of dating (yesterday, officially!), we will live in the same place. We've actually been together less than 5 months, and it's been spread out thinly throughout the 12. Long-distance SUCKS. No more looking on the bright side about it--it's over! Anyway, he will be doing his second year of school at Spokane Community College and then plans to transfer to Gonzaga.

And who knew it was so easy to get to Spokane from here? I take one highway the whole way there. Wow.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

There's something about this time of life...

What is it about the early post-college years? So many crazy ups and downs, uncertainty and excitement and joy and terror....

Right now I'm in an excitement phase. I'm planning out details for stuff like car registration (lots of money, yuck) and I'm about to register for classes! I got a packet from EWU with a course list, info about Spokane, and a list of my new classmates. It's real--there are 9 other real people with real names starting a two-year poetry adventure with me. (One of them is another Kristina, haha. Great.)

And Isaac and I are tentatively moving forward. We still have things to work through, but I have this weird sense of peace feeling like for whatever reason, God purposely has us in this time of uncertainty. It's not a bad thing, even though it's miserable at times, and it doesn't necessarily mean there's something wrong with our relationship. If nothing else, I'm learning what it truly means to focus on God and release all my anxieties to him.