I was living about 35 minutes away from my school. When I found my apartment (which I called The PH for the penthouse) my biggest concern was just getting my bed and my books here. It's funny how your priorities change. Food? No, not an issue. Books? Yes, need them. Anyway, I don't have much here right now. Look at this sad amount of nail polish.
I chose nine polishes and brought them with me, plus my base and topcoats. In case you're interested, here's what I brought:
(1) China Glaze Cherry Pie
(2) OPI Lincoln Park After Dark
(3) Sally Hansen Concrete
(4) OPI Midnight In Moscow
(5) OPI You Don't Know Jacques!
(6) American Apparel Passport Blue
(7) OPI All A-Bordeaux the Sled
(8) China Glaze Wagon Trail
(9) China Glaze Bogie
You'll notice a pattern here, I'm sure. I'm in a vampy and gray mood. I brought Cherry Pie with me just in case I ever feel fabulous, but for now I feel moody. Don't judge me. I've got All A-Bordeaux the Sled on right now and I love it.
So here's my place. I wasn't kidding when I said I only have a bed and a desk. And it's huge. That first picture was taken from the doorway. I have a huge living room and nothing to put in it. Literally nothing. Those are my important art books on the floor. I have an extra bedroom, too. And no stuff. Sigh.
A dear friend, who is just so incredibly good to me all the time, has been writing inspirational things on my bathroom mirror. I have daily freak-outs about pretty much everything going on so looking at my mirror makes me smile. I am so deathly afraid of failure. Everything has just happened so fast, you know? All of a sudden I'm a graduate student and I'm going to school full-time again. I don't know why I thought I could work and go to school, too. This grad school thing is evidently a full-time job in and of itself.
Anyway, I just wanted to give you guys a little update and let you all know I'm doing okay. I received a few sweet e-mails, so that was really nice too. You are all the best and I miss blabbing at you every day. But don't worry about me! I'll just look like this for the next two years.
I'll update again when I can. My 55 minutes are up, though, and I'm off to the Cleveland Museum of Art. I wish I had a cup of coffee...