I’m all moved in! My dorm is right above a starbucks and a work-out room, so I should have no excuse to be unhealthy. It feels so good to be back at school. Freeing, because there’s not a kitchen crammed with food around the corner, and happy because I’m reunited with my friends.
I started making schedules, and I plan to be extra prepared for everything this year. Let’s just hope it sticks! Let’s hope it sticks for long enough, anyway.
I think that I want to make my room a bright spot in my life this year. I’ve never managed to make it one before. Freshman year I was a horrible roommate so I spent all my time in my boyfriend’s room. Sophomore year I put a giant box on my bed and never unpacked it because I knew I would spend all my time in Robert’s room. Junior year I was afraid of my suitemates so I never bothered to do much with my room. It was a mess for most of the year.
This year I’m not searching fervently for someone to date, so I plan to spend a lot of time in my room. I want to make it a happy place. A place people would love to visit.
So I’m going to paint. So far I’ve put up a picture of a sexy carrot that I drew for someone, and a poster of me and my brother that we got at a party. On my door I cut out pieces of watercolor paper in the shape of my name and painted them yellow with purple flowers on the bottom. I don’t have any more painting paper though, so I’ll have to stick to making magnets for my mirror for a while.
How do you decorate your room or make it a homey place? Does it help you feel safe?