Change is hard, but we can make it easier! Plus, it's summer! WAHOO!! :)
By Juliana Adame (Critic, playwright, blogger, performer, designer)
Well, this is it- the last of my weekly Crazytown posts, at least for now. What’s happening? I need a bit of a change. I will be returning to my roots, if you will, and moving to be closer to my family, friends, and just try out some new things for a little while by transferring to Texas State University to study theatre in San Marcos, TX. I’m really looking forward to a bit of a change of pace (no pun intended), and I’ve learned some valuable lessons in the process.
I think the most common post you’d get from me was a type of list- I like lists, and in this day and age, that’s all you’ll want to read. For my last weekly list, I’d like to talk about my process of transitioning, or at least, some little things that get me through. At this time, a lot of people are graduating high school, college, or other big life changes- this goes out to you. :)
1) Get lost with your best friend TV
I know I’ve harped on a lot about anti-nostalgia, but by no means do I not believe that we shouldn’t take comfort in it when we really need it. Transition blues is well-remedied by getting lost in your favorite episodes of How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Office, and anything that makes you laugh and get lost for just a little while, but like many of these shows, with a positive message, that even started psyching yourself up about the future. Movies work, too! This is the time to marathon your favorites!
2) Purging and packing
Nothing feels better than purging. And I mean purging EVERYTHING: your clothes, your general things, even your social media accounts- seriously, physical purging is a beautiful thing, but Instagram/Facebook/Twitter purging is a weight off your shoulders. If you’re trying something new, start unfollowing all the people you can’t remember why you’re really following. On Facebook, too- Facebook is probably your most frequently visited account, so get rid of anyone bringing you down- you don’t need them in your new life. It’s kind of awesome how good you’ll feel.
Packing can also be super therapeutic- pack well, and throw out or sell what you don't need! You can make some good money! Check out Amazon Trade-In to trade in books you can't seem to get rid of, students!