A Pause, An Apology

As some of you may have noticed, I’ve not been here quite as regularly during the past few days – and that includes not reading and commenting on all your wonderful blogs as often as I’d like.

The reason is pretty much the usual one when it comes to me: I’m stressed and getting ready to pack up my essentials and move back to New York for a semester. In addition to the logistics of wrapping up my summer vacation and getting ready to go back into study-mode, I’ve also been going through on emotional roller-coaster. One of the ways I contend with it is to remind myself that everything I experience, however painful and difficult, can always be used later as material. It might be a cold way of dealing with things, but it works.

On Tuesday night, my mother and I fly to Canada to visit my aunts for a week. From there, we go to New York for a couple days vacation before I go back to university, where I get to move into my shiny, new (well, newly painted, at least) single dorm room. Once it’s all set up, I might actually take pictures and post them here. Then again, I might be too lazy. In two weeks, I’ll be part of the team of students welcoming the freshpeople into the college by helping them move their things into their rooms.

So the next two weeks are going to be hectic, full of flights, family and friends. I’m going to do my utmost to continue updating regularly and reading your blogs, but if I miss a couple days, I’m extending my apology preemptively, and hope you’ll forgive me.

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7 thoughts on “A Pause, An Apology

  1. Erin M says:

    =[ Aw, Ilana, I hope you’re not too stressed, and I hope the roller-coaster evens out soon. *hugs* (And if you can remember that someday these experiences will be useful to your writing, I’m so glad that helps.)

    I also hope you have an amazing time visiting your aunts in Canada and vacationing in NY, and that your move back into residence goes smoothly (yes! Please do post pictures!). Plus being on the welcoming team sounds like fun; I hope that goes well, too!

    Wishing you strength and courage and all good things, my dear.

    xoxoxoxoxo

  2. College & Other Pesky Things says:

    Packing up and heading back to school is always a process: if fact I am in the middle of doing it today and I just wrote a post about it yesterday.I always feel like I have to much stuff…

    Congrats on this exciting time in your life. Even though it seems stressful, many aren’t as lucky as us to have the opportunity to be stressed (this is what I tell myself when I am on the verge of breakdown!)

  3. Hey, don’t be stressed. I’m sure all will go well but I know how that goes. Anything new can make you really think sometimes too much about things. You must be a “little” excited to get back to the routine. Just a little?? Keep us posted on things and I’d LOVE to see pics of your dorm. Room and all. Just so in my mind I can picture where you are.

    Safe journey’s.

  4. Don’t worry so much! Soak up this time, enjoy your moments with family and friends. You’ll get to school soon enough, and things will take care of themselves are you hustle forward.

    Enjoy your break!

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