It’s been a surprisingly beneficial thing, living alone.
I can come and go as I please. I can do home workouts without fear of someone walking in on me in the middle of an awkward-looking exercise. I can enter my weird little essay-planning mind palace, muttering to myself pacing back and forth as I sort through ideas. I can curl up in the darkness reading my Kindle. When I need to be alone, I can be alone. When I need to be with people, I can search out my friends.
My week has been relatively light homework-wise. That hasn’t stopped me from working ahead, but for the first time all semester, I feel relaxed and at peace.
I feel like I’m right where I need to be. Yes, I’m still looking forward to graduation and saying goodbye to academia. But I’m finally in a place where I can sit back and enjoy my last few months of college.
Welcome to my new happy place.