Super singles are beautiful creations that introverts long for, but never imagine actually having. Why? They’re expensive and hard to come by.
The other day, after explaining the stresses of my sudden mid-week relocation to a classmate, she eyed me enviously. “You’ve got a super single? In Spooner? Oh, you’re so lucky! That’s everyone’s dream!”
My classmate’s comment is on-point. To say I haven’t been dreaming of this scenario since freshman year would be a total lie. Over the past four years, I have analyzed all the different possibilities of what my room would look like if I had no roommate. Where would I put the furniture? What cozy corners would I create?
Now, it’s important to note that I’m not railing against roommates. Roommates are great. I’m introverted, but I go absolutely crazy if left in my head for too long. I love having people close by to pull me out of my mind when I get stuck there. Even though I’ve moved, I’m still friends with my old roommates and enjoy spending time with them.
Still, it’s wonderful to have my own space to come home to. You would think that after the insane week I’ve had, I would lie low and regain my energy. Hahahaha…. nope.
Yesterday afternoon, my car was packed and I was on the road the second my library shift ended. Although I was tired and definitely had second-thoughts about making a trip to the cities, I’m glad I made the trip.
You may be wondering where was I headed in such a rush. Let me explain. Over the past few years, nearly all my best friends here in Morris have graduated. Now, they all seem to be branching out and moving far away. In a couple of months, my dear friend Jenny is leaving for a two-year teaching job in Japan. I want to seize every opportunity to bask in her presence. So making the trek from the prairie to the cities was well worth it for a night of well-needed conversation and silliness.
Since I was in the area, after departing Jenny’s house this morning, I met up with my older brother for coffee. We hung out in Caribou for hours, sipping mochas and gushing about superheroes movies and the cultural impact of the internet, then hit up some local shops. (My spoils include mechanical pencils, a lamp, and a digital clock.)
I also took advantage of the fact that Chipotle exists in the cities and grabbed a burrito on my way back to Morris. That was over five hours ago and I’m still full. (God bless Chipotle).
I’m back in Morris now, even more tired than I was at the beginning of my adventure. I’ve managed to put a tiny dent in my homework, but will still be spending a bunch of time in the library tomorrow.
Now, though, I’m going to curl up in one of the cozy corners I’ve finally gotten to create and catch up on my superhero t.v. shows. It’s been a long week and I think I deserve a night off.