24 August 2010

A VERY Big Day!

Over the weekend, we moved our daughter into her dorm room at Indiana University in Bloomington. She'll be studying music education/percussion at the Jacobs School of Music.



The school is eight hours away from our house so of course, the distance from home made her pretty apprehensive. But once we arrived and she started setting up her room, she began feeling right at home.

Of course, she SHOULD feel right at home in her room because somehow she was assigned to the EXACT room (and even the exact SIDE of the room!) she stayed in when she attended a week-long percussion academy there last summer! At a school of 42,000 students and multiple dorms, what are the odds of that? ;)
She had to arrive early for drumline auditions so for a couple of days, she had the entire floor almost to herself. Her roommate will arrive later this week, so we used the empty side of the room to spread out while she was organizing her side.

She's in one of a handful of "double" rooms -- formerly single rooms joined together by a partial wall (visible in the picture below). This configuration is really nice because it gives each person his/her own space.

When we started the college search process last summer, we had no idea where the journey might end. As it turned out, she ended up in the very room where the journey began and this time, she's all smiles!

We could not be more excited for her as she begins this new adventure!

9 comments:

Sarah C. said...

How exciting indeed! And what a cool room - I like how there is a bit of a division between the two spaces. I'm sure she will love it all. :)

KarenSue said...

how exciting!

dd was 5 hours away, and I remember crying all the way home, it will be hard, but you can do it!

Judy said...

A very exciting time for Bailey. I'm sure she will do very well. She seems like such an awesome young lady. Be sure to keep us all in the loop on her as she 'grows' into her college life. Best of luck to all of you in this next journey of life.

Heather said...

Big changes for all involved, I'm sure! It looks like she has settled in and made it "her" space!

Janet said...

Thank you all! She is off to a great start. She made the IU drumline on cymbals which is going to be a BLAST for her. This week she is busy with 10-hour a day rehearsals and is having a great time. I can't even tell you how excited we are for her. My tears are HAPPY tears! :)

Fonda said...

Glad to see those smiles! Congrats on getting past this big hurdle! Fun fun!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Congratulations to her! So exciting!!!!! I can't even imagine, although I have to start imagining seeing as it's only three years away around here. :-0

Kristina said...

How exciting!! Good luck to Bailey!

Linda said...

So exciting! And I think it is cool that she is in the same room, which looks great by the way.