where do i begin?
moving in was a nightmare... see:
i have so much stuff i dont know what to do with it! at this exact moment... i think i am satisfied with my room (area by the sink doesn't count!) but give me another week and that may change. i finally have every box emptied and organized. this is what it looked like at the beginning haha...
i found this while unpacking. very exciting to say the least...
so once i got myself all settled in (somewhere inbetween my ridiculous hours of training... some days it was like 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. i need my sleep!) it was time to decorate my floor. it was weird being the only one on my floor for the whole week! kinda creepy at times.
the theme i chose for my floor is "BEE all that you can be" stupid, cheesy, spiritual, perfect for byu haha!
yesterday was nuts. residents were coming for early check-in at 5:00, and it was the first day that we had specific time allotted to decorating. so of course i had nothing ready at all. hooray for procrastination haha! you'd think after 19 years, i'd learn to do things early. luckily, most of the girls are coming on wednesday.
in one day i went through 11 yards of butcher paper, 2 whole glue sticks, a full pack of sticky tack, cut out 96 flowers/stems/middles (and also managed to cut a hole in the middle of my shirt in the process), and made 3 different trips to the bookstore.
yesterday reminded me of being in student council and decorating the halls for homecoming... except this time i was all alone. which was nice because i thrive off of my own work. it gives me some weird sort of satisfaction knowing i did all of this by myself hahaha. i guess i'm independent. maybe not since i called my mom 50 times this week. but anyway, here is the beautiful result of my hard labor!
here is my awesome work station:
the hall looks so good. a mom came in last night and was like "oh my gosh ashley this is so cute, i'm gonna cry! i'm tearing up! you are so awesome! we're so lucky our girl has you as an RA!" hahahaha. and she asked for my phone number. not sure if i should be concerned or not.... :) just kiddin.
OH, how could i forget my beeeeeautiful door tags. they have each residents name on them.
i feel very accomplished today. my floor is decorated, my room is moderately cute now (today i hung my whiteboard up, pictures, decorative stars, painted letters of my name and hung them on my door, organized my shoes, put away laundry, took out trash) and for the most part i am happy! i forgot how green and luscious byu is in the fall. it was so ugly last time i was here haha.
despite what it may sound like, i really am excited to be an RA. i've already met 5 of my girls and they are awesome. hopefully the next 37 are the same!
have a fantastic week.
cross your fingers for me and my sanity.