Today I moved into the space I’ll be sharing with my associates. I have to admit, it looked a little larger when we’d walked through and it was completely empty. Chuckles has a lot of things. I mean a lot. If I had the wardrobe of a flashier woman, there could have been some trouble. Luckily, I’m a practical kind of gal, and so I welcome the workshops and the arms laying on the kitchen table.
Speaking of my associates, it’s weird to share a space again. I’ve lived on my own since moving out after my parents died, and it’s strange to feel the presence of other people in my own home again. Nice, but a little alien after all these years. I admit that I’m glad for the company, though. It can be a little nerve wracking to be a single woman living on her own in a place like this, so I’m glad that everyone seemed amenable to cohabiting. I wonder what my parents would think of this place? I doubt they would approve of my choice of residence or roommates, much less my chosen profession, but they always seemed a little unprepared for the world we’re living in these days. It took them months to accept that I knew magic, but once they understood that it wasn’t any different from playing a violin or practicing mathematics, they were hounding me to practice and stay sharp, something I continue to do to this day… maybe eventually I’ll really do well for myself and be able to just live a good life without worrying about bills or thugs or getting shot.
My room is small, but cozy. I found space for all of my clothes, equipment, relics, and tomes, and I made sure to reserve some wall space for some of my old family photos. The originals are all tucked away somewhere safe, but these reprints are nice; they remind me of simpler times. I even got my spirit lodge in place; I just need to spend a few days in contemplation to get it settled.
It might be a challenge to keep this space clean with my tendency to let things go once I get home, but a little mess in my room is a small price to pay for sanity. A girl can’t be expected to keep everything perfect all the time, can she?
Regardless, it’s nice to be around people I trust, and the new arrangements should save me some money as well as be safer, so here’s to new beginnings!