moving is stressful. searching for an apartment is stressful. finding furniture is stressful. starting a new (really important and serious) job is stressful. starting a new life is stressful. and i might have exploded if my ma hadn't been right there by my side. so here's a shout out to my wonderful mother who kept me alive, and to all my friends and family who called or texted words of encouragement! i love you guys!!