And I could not be more excited to meet my roommates and move into my new apartment! We received our roommate assignments about two weeks ago. I am assigned to a one bedroom apartment with two girls from other colleges around the country. Now, I know what you are thinking… “One bedroom!? For three girls!?” These were some of my first thoughts as well.
After reaching out to the apartment’s manager, I became more at ease. She informed us that we will have three dorm-sized beds placed in the bedroom. The bedroom has a walk-in closet and a full sized bathroom attached. Down the hallway is our living room (which doubles as our dining room). Lastly, we have a compact kitchen stocked with a dorm-sized fridge, oven, dishwasher, sink, and cabinets! Needless to say, I cannot wait to show you my apartment.
My roommates and I connected on Facebook Messenger. Although we haven’t met, these girls are going to make Chicago more fun than I ever thought possible! Together, we decided to create a spreadsheet for items that we are all bringing to the apartment. I highly recommend creating a spreadsheet similar to this one. This way, we don’t accidentally bring too many pots or pans!
The weeks leading up to this semester have been both crazy and satisfying. There were a few weeks where I wasn’t sure if expenses would work out. Paying for things like internet and meals for 16 weeks felt a little overwhelming to say the least.
That being said, these weeks have led me to further understand God’s control of my life. As I experience the exciting challenges of this semester, I know that my reliance on God will produce results I never could have imagined for myself.
See you soon, Chicago!