Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Resettling

I’ve been back in my Grand Rapids “home” for almost two weeks now, and it has been something of an adjustment period.  First of all, there was the jet lag which had to be dealt with.  That was easy: the day after I got back I went to bed early and slept for twelve hours.  Adjustment complete.  Secondly, I had to get used to new housemates.  The living situation I was in all last year seemed so easy and comfortable.  We all knew each other well, having lived together for two years in the dorms prior to moving off-campus.  It was not really any work to make everyone feel included and a part of our non-biological family, the houseloves.  This summer, however, only two of us housemates are originals, me and Moriah.  The other three people in our house are not houseloves.  Thankfully we all have a decent amount of free time in which to hang out and build community, so the adjustment hasn’t been too difficult, but at first it felt a bit disorienting to wake up and find someone different using the bathroom or the kitchen and not know quite how to relate to them.

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Posted by Emily MacLeod on 06/25 at 07:26 AM
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