The Travel

2 09 2009

I’m going almost 3,000 miles away. That’s crazy far. I can’t believe it. Further more I’m going 3,000 miles away to study music. Although I’m sure people travel further. I can’t believe that it’s here. Some of you probably remember when I started counting down it was around 130 I think. I can’t believe how far I’ve come musically mostly. I’ve memorized two piece and decided to try out for the orchestra. I can’t believe that I’m going to try for the orchestra. It’s always been a dream of mine to play in an orchestra. I was told by an evangelist that he thought I’d be good enough to be in it. He had played in it once so he should know…although I wonder if he was just being nice. I think it was partly God telling me to at least try. I’m super timid about lots of things and trying new things is something I’m VERY timid about doing. I really am excited that. I hope that I make it in….although if I don’t I won’t be devastated. I’m also ready academically. A year ago I don’t think I would have had the maturity to sit down and do serious studying or real practice that the college would demand of me. I’m really glad that I waited. It would have also been a really big hassle being “under age”, as in not an adult. I’ve also met so many people on facebook. I know how creepy that sounds but you don’t realize how much of an encouragement they have been. Many of them encouraging me to continue on. I’ve found that the encouragement has helped with keeping my spirits high. There have been times these last few months that I’ve felt so overwhelmed by the stress of college preparation. Here’s an example: A couple of months ago the memorization of the pieces was starting to get to me. I was seriously doubting if I was cut out for the program there. A friend who’s going there this fall randomly sent me a flair that said: Smile Jesus Loves You. There was a gian smiley face on the flair. It made me smile and God just lifted my problems. I’m so thankful for friends God sends my way.

I can’t wait to get there. I’ll be leaving in a few hours.

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