Off To The South!

It’s moving day tomorrow.  My car is mostly packed.  The contents of the apartment I lived in in Albany, which I shipped ahead of me, arrived on Friday.  More on that in a few days.  Everything is ready to go.  My dad even installed his navigation unit in my car.  As he did so I scrapped the last trace of Albany, in the form of my SUNY Albany parking sticker, off the windshield.  

I spent the last six days saying good by to family and friends.  First was the Science Fiction Society of Northern New Jersey, whom I have not been able to spend enough time with.  I got to attend the opening of an exhibit at the Historical Society of Rockland and see the new Star Trek movie as well as The Great Gatsby.   There was also a visit to the main branch of the New York Public Library, which has been on my bucket list for some time.  It all ended with a dinner with my mom.

This move is about to happen.   In many ways it feels like that moment when I first started college.  My parents had left and the magnitude of what I was doing hit me.  It was a bit overwhelming at first.  Then I thought of all the wonderful possibilities and things didn’t seem as scary.  College turned out to be a great time.  Of course moving down South is a much bigger transition.  But I have a feeling I will be alright.

Article by Mike

Mike is the Head of Discovery Services for the Delta State University Library. He has lived in Cleveland since May 2013.

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