Well, I'm moving back to Auburn tomorrow. I won't actually move into my apartment until Saturday, but thanks to a few awesome friends with apartment complexes that let them in at the beginning of the month, I have couches to sleep on.
I was down in Auburn last Wednesday-Saturday to do my duties as a sister of TBS as well as interview for a job (Here's where I'm going to give another big THANK YOU to Shelby Mixson and Kaitlyn Burnside for letting me stay with them and going out of the way for me as I was homeless). So, despite the fact the my whole coming to terms with not doing marching band is still really fresh, I was in the middle of it all last week as I worked registrations, one of them being RAT registration.
Working RAT registration with the knowledge that I would have been one of those people if circumstances hadn't changed was weird. On one hand, I was thankful to not be going through that all again. It was extremely hard last year as I only had one other RAT from Thompson there and a few acquaintances from Pelham. This time around, I saw several familiar faces and some people I knew personally come through registration as they tried out again for the AUMB. I really feel for the people I saw that won't make the final cut. My heart breaks for them, and I just hope they handle it better than I did. Anyways, on the other hand, I wished to be in marching band. I wished to be in their positions for the excitement that is the AUMB and the excitement of living on their own, without parents.
Not that I would ever want to go through being a freshman in college again. EVER.
I say all this to say, a month ago, I expected to be in Auburn last Friday and stay down for band camp. I expected to be a part of it this year. I expected this to be a huge part of my remaining time at Auburn. This wasn't in the cards for me, but instead new opportunities are popping up for me. The day after I got my schedule for CMDS figured out, I went to work getting my application to work in the Miller Writing Center together and sent it off. Two days later, I was emailed and asked to come in for an interview. I now have job training on Thursday and Friday, which would not have happened if I was in band.
I'm going down tomorrow for job training as well as for TBS activities. Originally, I told myself I would go inactive from TBS if I wasn't in marching band this year. I'm now finding that in a lot of ways, I feel that I'm serving my sorority more by not being in the AUMB.
I feel like this post was not organized well, and I apologize for that. My mind is full of things I have to do before I leave tomorrow. I just wanted to update, as this is my last night in Alabaster and might be the last time this city is my primary place of residence. Besides, if I'm going to be working in the Writing Center, I should probably be doing some sort of writing myself.
To wrap this all up, I'm moving into an apartment, making me more independent than I've ever been. I have my first real job that I'm pretty excited about. I'm determined to get back to being active in a church for the first time since my youth group feel apart. AND I'm one week away from starting a major I am very eager to be a part of. I didn't think this is how I would start off this year, but I'm SO excited about it.
God provides. Just look what he's done for me in the past month.