Last week, I was accepted into Loyola University Maryland and I am over the moon. This is where I really think I am meant to be, doing what I love, counseling students.
And just like that, we are moving again, on to our next adventure. This will be my third move in three years. From Salisbury to Home, Home to Salisbury and now back home.
Salisbury University was good for me during my time as an undergraduate but as a graduate it was awful. This year could be seen as a waste because none of my credits will transfer but I learned a lot about myself. My therapist is amazing here and helped with me understanding myself, being a better co-parent and my newly diagnosed mental disorder. I also made some great new friends and reconnected with some old ones. I've learned to appreciate everything that I work for because this is the first year that every bill I have, I pay myself. (I'm being an actual adult people). Salisbury will forever be where I met some of the best people in my life, learned to stand on my own two feet and created, baked and raised my baby but I've outgrown it. Mentally, I have left this place but I still have a couple more assignments to complete. They do not transfer but my new school does need my transcript and it can't seem like I don't care (although I don't). I just feel like a weight has been lifted from my chest.
Moving forward now means finding a new job and apartment which will be what my entire summer consists of while still living and working in Salisbury. Its a two hour drive between Salisbury and Loyola so this summer will mean more driving for interviews but it will be worth it.
I can't wait to flourish in an new environment and live close to all of my friends and family (most of my friends in Salisbury are moving back home too). I have missed them so much and being able to be close to them just makes me feel safe. Loyola is going to make me a better me and I can't wait to see how life is at a school that actually challenges me.
Outside of what this move means to me, Koko will be closer to better activities so that she can be the person she is meant to be. I can't wait for her to start swim class and eventually daycare because I know everyone is going to love her as much as I do.
(I lied, Koko is actually a bully but still)
back to civilization aka the Washington D.C/ Baltimore Area, we go.