Sunday, April 02, 2006

Moving to Baltimore and a crazy month

So, the countdown has started. I cannot believe this is almost the end, feels like I was just going to see the B52s for free with Erika, Tracey, Rick and Jonathan, during my orientation in 2004. 2004 ... seems a long time ago.

So, I have a job - a grown up job where they'll actually pay me in real dollars.

I have been going through an emotional rollercoaster, I get weepy thinking about everyone I might never see again, happy thinking of everyone I never have to see again and nervous when I think of what the future will bring. It adds to the nervousness that this will also be the real beginning of married life.

April looks CRAZZZZZZY:

April 5: fly to L.A. for INS green card interview
April 12: fly back to MI on a redeye
April 18: fly to MD, look at apartments, sign a lease, buy some furniture, meet the team I will be working with
April 20: Fly to L.A. from MD
April 23: Start driving a Penske truck with Jeff's stuff and car across the country
April 27/28: Get back into Ann Arbor
April 28: Attend graduation
May 1: Start driving abovementioned Penske truck with Jeff's stuff, car and my stuff to Glen Burnie, MD
May 8: Start work
May 9: Jeff starts work at the Apple store in Annapolis, MD as a Business Consultant - which was a promotion for him

Wow, seeing this written down makes me hyperventilate!

I guess there are a few things I want to say to people at SI. When I started here, I didn't expect to care when I left. I expected to do my 2 years and leave without it being a big deal. But it is a big deal and it's the people. This has been my home for the last 2 years and some people have become family. So, I am allowed to be emotional. I will miss you guys - y'all know who you are!


Noor said...

Are you not going to CHI?!?

Yeah, two years goes by way too fast.

Sylvie said...

no, I'll instead be driving across the country and grading final papers that week!

Anne said...

SI is going to miss you too :( - I'm sorry I didn't have more time to get to know you, but I'll always have my experience learning Indian dance!

Stay in touch, Sylvie!

David said...

Oh wait a thoughtful and caring post Sylvie. I am at a loss for words. But I guess the best thing I can say right now is


Sylvie said...

oh David, let the emotions show, let the tears flow ... let your softer side show sometime