moving out: my new chapter – my first week

If you missed my previous posts about moving out, here is post one, post two,and post three.

moving into my apartment

My first week at my new apartment.
I was excited.
I was nervous.
Lucky for me, I’m an introvert with a very social job and am very capable of entertaining myself.

moving out: week one

On my first day I took a half day at work to have my gas and internet hooked up. I also spent the day unpacking, washing dishes, and organizing.

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My little abode.

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My first night at the apartment, Kasey and Jon came over with Chinese food. We watched The Princess Diaries and hung out. I then ate Chinese food for the rest of the week, until I finally ran out and had to go grocery shopping on Friday.

moving out: week one

When Kasey and Jon came over, they surprised me with their keyboard, sitting in the back of their car. I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve my family, because they are seriously the most wonderful people. Now I have a little music corner, and my neighbors are lucky it’s a keyboard with a volume control.

moving out: week one

My first home cooked meal in the apartment.

moving out: week one

This is when I finally cleared the kitchen table off enough to eat dinner at it. I LOVE my table.

So far living alone has been good. I’m an introvert, so I’m okay alone. I get a lot of socializing at work, so it works for me.
On the flip side, I have social anxiety and hate doing things by myself. The first time I went grocery shopping, I had to talk myself into getting out of the car and through the first few isles of the store. The first time I went to Walmart alone (at night, and had a man in his car–that was RUNNING, by the way–stare me down), I cried.
As I was telling myself that being afraid is okay–that being afraid means I’m about to do something brave–and as I was despairing my state of aloneness, I realized that I will never be alone. Because God is never going to leave me alone. And maybe that is what I need to learn right now. It is always about trusting Him, whether it is His protection or His provision or His timing.

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Until next time,

Jamie

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