1) It doesn't matter how many times you move, it's still chaos.
I've lost count of how many times I've moved in my life, but since I was 18 I've moved twelve times. Twelve in less than a decade. So let's dismiss those moves that were to and from dorms and just go with the ones where I relocated my life, and you still get nine. I'm working on not leaving my stuff in boxes and letting myself sprawl a little, but it's slow going.
2) Japanese Studies is a very small field.
Which means I probably should't remark on people wearing period clothing (period as in 19th century Japanese...) to class.... so I will keep my comments on that off the internet.... I was less surprised when it happened while I was studying in Japan, let's just say that.
3) 37% of my income goes to taxes.
This is depressing when you look at actual numbers... also gives me even less incentive to go to a job that I hate and makes me stress till I'm sick for a grand total of $6/hour. Seriously, 37% and I'm in the lowest income bracket. I'll save my thoughts on that for a later date. I'm too annoyed and tired to contemplate economics. I didn't get the job at Toyota, which is sad but not surprising. The recruiter apologized for wasting my time since they wanted a full + overtime worker and I made it clear that I can't do overtime while I'm in school. Back to the hunt then.
4) Sitting is painful.
Over the summer I was outside and on my feet 8-10 hours a day, every day, even on my days off. Now I'm not. I'd study outside, but I'm worried about flees.... they're a problem here, because somebody a couple hundred years ago thought it was a brilliant idea to settle in a giant swamp. Why they decided this area was habitable, when the indigenous people who'd lived in the region for close on a millenium didn't bother with it (unless they were hiding from the stupid people who later decided it was a good place to live), is completely beyond me. But we're talking the same people who decided it was a good idea to build a city in a valley next to a huge river that moves. Europe did not send their best and brightest to colonize North America. But I digress. The weather is beautiful, and I need to get moving more.
5) I freaking love autumn!
I did say the weather is beautiful, yes? It's amazing. Sadly my coats are at my grandparents' house over an hour away, so I'm a little chilled when I go outside in the evenings, but mostly a hoodie has been sufficient to keep me warm. Loki and I had a great walk today, and tomorrow I plan to find a park or somewhere to talk him and walk some more. There are three girls who always play in the courtyard of my apartment - I know them because they love Loki and whenever I take him out they tag along until I have to shoo them away so he can poop in peace. Anyway, they look like they have so much fun playing out there, running around on the grass. It's a bit sad we don't have more trees on this side of the complex or I'm sure they'd make an awesome leaf pile. They seem the type.
6) I miss community.
And it's nice to be a small part of one again. Now to get a decent job so I can be a productive member of my community. :)