My Favorite Domer (AKA College Guy) has decided to unpack — just a week before he re-packs for his return to South Bend.
What’s up with that?
When he came home nearly three months ago, he’d hoped to find a job, particularly in his major OR doing anything at a “name” business (things that would look good on his budding resume and give him some valuable experience).
It wasn’t to be.
Try as he might, there was nothing available.
So he toyed with the idea of going back and taking summer classes — not a particularly desirable option, as he’d spent last summer doing just that.
Eventually, he decided to stay home — “independent study,” he called it. He ordered a stack of books recommended by his professors and proceeded to read through them, soaking up a wealth of information that will help him along the way (without having to worry about time or grades!).
You’d have thought that somewhere along the line, he’d want to unpack. I thought he would. But no.
Whenever he needed something that was still in a suitcase or box or container, he dug in, fished it out, and left the rest of the stuff neatly packed.
I asked him about it, and he told me he didn’t want to inadvertently leave something important behind when he headed off for Fall Term.
It also hastened the time it took to go through his stuff and make a list of what he needed to replenish.
Still, the mom in me can’t help but wonder — despite how much he loves being on campus — if maybe, just maybe, a part of him will miss being at home.
Yeah, that’s gotta be it.
Even then, he won’t miss home as much as we’ll miss him!