Moving Is Just Not Fun

Moving Is Just Not Fun

It really sucks
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If there is anything that I will remember the most about my twenties, is how much I moved. I am originally from Queens, New York and I go to University in New Jersey. So, every August, I pack up my stuff to bring back to school for me. In May, I have to move back home. So, doing this for five and a half years is no big deal. However, this semester, I have also had to go back home to help my mom move houses. Let me tell you: It sucks! Here are the reasons why:

  1. Books
    Between me and my mom, we have A LOT of books. My mom passed down her love of reading to me, so naturally, I have a lot of books that I am not willing to part with… Except with the Twilight and Fifty Shades series. If anyone wants them, I’ll give it away. When moving, my mom and I realized that most of our card-box boxes with books. No, I will NOT decrease the amount of books I own. I’m just a proud bookworm.
  2. Clothing

    Luckily, our clothing situation was not so bad because we don’t buy clothes every season. Although, my mother has sooooo many scarves and suits. She has not worn them in over ten years...and yet she hordes them in suitcases. Why? I do not know. My mom is odd. That said, we were definitely able to make keep, throwaway, and donate piles with ease. The reason why this part sucks is because of the fact you’ll have to do laundry before packing and then fold them and sort them in different piles.
  3. Kitchenware

    I come from an Indian family and Indian kitchens have a lot of spices that should be stored properly, sorted and see what else needs to be stocked up on. There are dishes, forks, knives, Tupperware and etc. Then, you need to toss the food that is expired or unnecessary to take to the new place. You’re just better off going to the grocery store after moving to set up your new kitchen.
  4. The Little Knickknacks

    The one thought that ran through my mind throughout the whole process, “How did we even get half of all of this stuff?!” This is definitely where you will have to decide whether or not you even want some of the knick knacks.
  5. Packing

    It just sucks.
  6. Going up and down the stairs

    In my old house, I lived on the second floor. In the second house, we were moving to the third floor. We don’t have an elevator to in the apartment so carrying all the heavy boxes is just not fun. Then again, my brother did send two of his friends to help my mom and me out.

  7. Unpacking

    This also sucks.
  8. Setting up the House

    This deserves its own category because every new place has its own charm and personality. It’s definitely a brand new chance to reinvent yourself. It just sucks because you have to organize all the boxes in what rooms they will go and then when you decide to paint your walls, that’s a whole new mess and a lot more time and energy.It is all definite pain in the rear.

With all that said, moving places is also a good way of cleansing your energy and it is nice to meet new people in your new neighborhoods. Also… my teaching license is from New Jersey so I am pretty sure that I will have to move… again… Great.

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To All Incoming Freshmen, When You Get To College, Please Don't Be THAT Freshman

I am pretty sure we all know who I'm talking about.

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As we are all counting down the days to return to campus, students are looking forward to meeting new people and reuniting with old friends. And then, there is the freshman.

We have all been there. The eagerness and excitement have been slowly building up through months of summer vacation, all waiting for this moment. I understand the anxiousness, enthusiasm, and insecurities. The opportunity to meet new people and explore a new area is very intriguing. But let's be real, you are here to make memories and get an education. So here are a few pieces of advice from a former college freshman.

1. Don't be that freshman who follows their significant other to college

This is the boy or girl who simply can not think for themselves. The 17-year-old puts their own personal goals and interests aside to sacrifice for a six-month high school relationship. This will more than likely end at an end of semester transfer after the relationship has been tested for a month or two in college life. So if you want to really enjoy your freshman year, make your own decisions and do what is best for you.

2. Don't be that freshman who lets their parents pick their major

"You are not going to school just to waste my money."

This is a statement you might have heard from your parents. As true as it might seem, this is definitely not a good way to start your college years. If you are not majoring in something you can see yourself doing, you are wasting your time. You can major in biology, go to medical school, and make the best grades. But if deep down you don't want to be a doctor, you will NOT end up being a good doctor. When it comes to picking your major, you really have to follow your heart.

3. Don't be that freshman who gets overwhelmed with the first taste of freedom

Yes. It is all very exciting. You don't have a curfew, you don't have rules, you don't have anyone constantly nagging you, but let's not get carried away. Don't be the freshman who gets a tattoo on the first night of living on your own. Don't be the freshman who tries to drink every liquor behind the bar. Don't be the freshman who gets caught up being someone that they aren't. My best advice would be to take things slow.

4. Don't be that freshman who starts school isolated in a relationship

I'm not telling you not to date anyone during your freshman year. I am saying to not cut yourself off from the rest of the world while you date someone. Your first year on campus is such an amazing opportunity to meet people, but people are constantly eager to start dating someone and then only spend time with that person.

Be the freshman who can manage time between friends and relationships.

5. Don't be that freshman who can't handle things on their own

It is your first year on your own. Yes, you still need help from your parents. But at this point, they should not be ordering your textbooks or buying your parking pass. If you need something for a club or for class, YOU should handle it. If you're having roommate problems, YOU should handle it, not your parents. This is the real world and college is a great time for you to start building up to be the person you want to be in the future, but you can't successfully do that if your parents still deal with every minor inconvenience for you.

6. Don't be that freshman who only talks to their high school friends

I know your high school was probably amazing, and you probably had the coolest people go there. However, I believe that college is a great time to be on your own and experience new things. Meeting new people and going to new places will allow you to grow into a more mature person. There is a way to balance meeting new friends and maintaining friendships with childhood friends, and I am sure you will find that balance.

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From The Senior Arriving In Pullman For Their Last Year, WSU, I Am Going To Miss You

With only one year left, every moment counts.

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The first time I came onto the Washington State University Pullman campus, I was awestruck. From the brick buildings standing tall amidst the rolling hills of the Palouse, to the busses covered in Cougar decals and the signs hanging all around Pullman sprouting WSU pride, I knew WSU was the community for me. I could not wait to start the next four years of my life — the best four years according to every movie I had ever watched.

Three years later, I am standing back in the promised land for the first time after a not-long-enough summer. My last first time.

It is my senior year, and I am not ready to be done at WSU.

Sure, not stressing over exams and group projects will be nice once I get a job in the "real world," but the magic of this place truly is a temporary experience. WSU is such an incredible campus, unlike any other in the world, and it is terrifying to think that this is the last fall semester I will get to experience. Only one academic year stands between me and my real future.

I am not ready.

Aligning with the popular warnings of a college student's future, I have changed my major. Three times. I have made friends. I have stormed the field after an amazing football game. I have cursed every hill on campus, and believe me, there are a lot. I have done just about everything there is to do here, save for walking across that stage at commencement, but I'll leave that for May.

While I cannot wait to see where the next chunk of time takes me, I am not ready to be done with this place. It has shaped and changed me in more ways than I can count. Though not all of my time here has been the greatest, and I have faced more ups and downs than I care to count, my overall WSU experience has been nothing short of extraordinary.

My time is winding down to an end, as is everyone else's.

Let's make these moments last, and, as always, go Cougs!

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