With graduation looming in the not-so-distant future and my arrival in Memphis scheduled for just one week after that, I have a lot on my mind. I haven’t started the pre-institute work yet and I’m diving into the busiest part of my semester right now. Whoops. Hopefully I can get started soon but I have two tests next week.
Then there’s logistics. How am I going to get to Memphis? How am I going to get to Atlanta? How is all my stuff going to get to Memphis? Now that HLM might be coming as well, that adds a whole host of other possibilities for transportation.
And then housing, the exciting part. I am so happy to be living in a city where I can actually afford to live well. The major take-away point from our housing conference call is that with an MCS salary and the low cost of living in Memphis, corps members don’t have to worry about money too much and they can even save quite a bit. I’ve been looking at neighborhoods and think I want to live on Mud Island. I can’t deny the appeal of living on the Mississippi. Being from New Jersey, I’m used to having the beach close by and I really feel a sense of peace near the water. That’s something I’m really looking forward to.
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