Learning Wisdom in Baton Rouge

Growing up most of my life in Kentucky didn’t prepare me very well for a transition to a new city – I have spent nearly every day in the same city with only very brief stints to surrounding states like Indiana or Ohio. I even went to college at the University of Kentucky, which is only a few miles from the house where I was raised. So when I was offered a job in Baton Rouge, it meant I had to find apartments in baton rouge – the only ‘apartment’ that I have had on my own was actually my dormitory. I’m not entirely too proud to say that I was completely unprepared for this. When you have spent your entire life in a single place, it’s easy to overlook just how much stuff you manage to collect. My parents had built me an addition that sat above the garage when I was sixteen, so I had a large enough space to fill many years of my life with. I was honestly surprised by how long it took me to pack. I was even more surprised by just how much stuff that I ended up having to sell, store or simply give away. It was incredibly difficult to move my entire life in the span of week but it was something that had to be done. I’m actually very embarrassed by the fact that I have so little worldly experience. I feel as if I am going to be approaching this new life with no wisdom in which to be able to navigate my life by and that I am going to stumble far more for someone my age than those around me. I can only hope that I learn quickly to pick myself up and enjoy my time in Baton Rouge.

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