Sunday, September 14, 2014

Time Is Passing By and I'm So Flipping Excited...

So we're almost halfway through September (where does the time even go?) and that's kinda cool / weird but mostly weird. But I'm sitting here in my roommates room (I was lonely and the living room is way too far away) trying to think of ways to avoid doing my homework and it hit me: I haven't blogged in a very long time.

So I'm going to use this post to talk about me because it's my blog and I can do that if I want.

For those of you that don't know: I started my sophomore year of college about a month ago. So far it's going very well! I haven't had very many emotional breakdowns (though there was one time I ran out of pizza in the freezer and it was a very emotional time in my life) and I haven't felt the need to punch or kill anyone yet so that's good!

Actually compared to last semester I'm sitting on top of cloud nine right now.

So yeah, a very eventful few weeks I've had since I've moved back to Columbia.

First off I MOVED INTO AN APARTMENT. Which means I do adult things like pay rent and make my own food so that's not really very fun but my roommates are pretty awesome and it's a lot of fun and a million times better than the dorms (shoutout to Wolpers and Respect for scarring me emotionally a couple of times). I really like where I live and the people are pretty nice. I even went to the gym here once or twice. So I've done my physical activity for the semester too!

I also turned 20 almost two weeks ago. So I'm not technically a teenager anymore. No worries though, Spongebob is still my favorite TV show and I still play Pokemon on a regular basis. Some things just don't change. I got to go out and get dinner with some really awesome people and then some of us came back to my place and I'm going to stop describing my birthday now because my mom and grandmother both read this. Long story short: Best birthday I've ever had because my friends are awesome and I didn't go to bed until around 4 AM (and I might have skipped class but if you ask me no questions I shall tell you no lies).

I've been taking shifts at Venture Out a lot. I still think (know) I have the greatest job at the University of Missouri. Actually I might just have the best job in Missouri. There's nothing more gratifying to me than watching a group of people come in and overcome obstacles and become closer as a group. And I love getting to be a part of it with so many people. The experience is rewarding and the paycheck is mandated by federal law I think. It's a win-win situation for me. I also got a job at Sam's Club but that's boring and I'm going to skip over that detail.

My music is going well. I've made a lot of progress over the last few weeks and I think I'm starting to understand who I am as an artist now. The act of music-making doesn't stress me out anymore, really. The piece I played last year was ridiculously challenging for me, so I figure if I can pull that off I can do just about anything if I put the work into it. Music theory still makes me want to die a painful death but the class itself is pretty fun.

I'm still involved with the Center for Leadership and Service and I've done some stuff with them like leading a site for a volunteer day for the incoming first year students and I'm facilitating an Emerging Leaders Program that I'm very very excited about.

So yeah, that's my life right now. I'm done tooting my own horn.

Today I found on Tumblr:


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