Going “Home”

19 01 2010

Haha! It’s sad that I consider Florida home. In all reality I do consider it home. I may not have lived there long but in the end over the next four years I’ll be living there more.

I love learning. My piano playing improved SO much. I was amazed that I learned six pieces in one semester. It used to take me about two semesters to learn one piece. I also made it into the college orchestra. I can’t believe it! That for me was miraculous. I think that they let me in out of sympathy but I’ve grown SO much as a violinist. Music I never thought I could play I could. It may not sound amazing but it’s still great! 😀

I love my friends. I can’t believe that I made SO many amazing friends. Not all my friends are amazing but they’re all great! I am just blessed, plainly blessed that God could give me friends like this.

I just can’t wait to get back. I’ll be leaving on the 22nd very early in the morning.


Missing Friends

10 01 2010

I’ve been missing my college friends for the last 3 weeks. I’ll say it here a 5 week break is WAY to long. I can’t wait to go back. I met so many amazing, diverse people. I miss them all so badly. There is proof. I’m on my family’s cellphone plan. The billing cycle started December 22nd. Today is January 10th. Between those two dates, I have used 10,000+ texts and 1,600+ minutes. I can’t believe how much I miss them. I didn’t think that it would be this hard.

College Life

23 12 2009

College was an amazing experience. I can’t believe how much I learned. It was a great experience. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

I had three roommates. I was only supposed to have two but the residence manager asked one to move to a different room to become a prayer leader. We quickly got a new roommate.

The music program was intense! Of course I had never been in a college music program but it was a great experience. I also ended up changing my major from Church Music Performance to Music Education. A big change but one that I figured would happen. I could handle the performance major if I really wanted to but I’ve seen how intense it is. It’s not that’s that much harder than the education major it’s the whole idea of being able to perform. I’m just not one to be on stage all the time like that. Also education is a more practical major.

The food was ok. At first it was bad but you just have to get used to it first. 🙂 It also got better as the semester went on. This just wasn’t my perception wasn’t just mine it was everyone’s even my junior roommate’s.

I made so many great friends there. I can’t believe it. Met people from all over the place, with all kinds of personalities, and from all walks of life. It was great. I can’t believe how much I miss them all and can’t wait to see them again. I think next semester will be even better than this last semester. 🙂

College Survival?

6 05 2009

I wonder, I sometimes question: How will I survive? What will it be like? How will I adjust?

Coming from homeschooled life, I can’t even imagine what a difference college will be from living at home. What will the course difficulty/load be like? Will I be able to make friend?

The first two seem easy but the last one you may question. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a very shy person. Extremely shy. I don’t make friends, friends make me a friend. I’ve slowly been getting over it but I’m still extremely nervous around new people. (Don’t get me wrong, if I think I won’t meet you again I don’t think I’ll worry about it too much and I’m not nervous) Hopefully I’ll be able to cope. Thankfully I’ll have 4 friends there when I get there, 2 will be freshmen like me and 2 will be sophmores. Thankfully one of the freshman is kind of like me…slightly shy. I’ll admit that he’s more outgoing than I am but not a super lot more. 🙂 I’m hoping that because it’s a Christian college I’ll be able to make friends quicker…but there’s no guarantees. But I guess only time will tell. With college only 122 days away, it’s scaring me more and more. Hopefully I’ll be calm. Thankfully when I go one of the sophmores and one of the freshmen are flying with me and my parents. The other sophmore is the freshman’s sister. She has to go early for volleyball training and she’s taking her Mustang and driving with her dad, so her brother can’t fit in the back really, he’s 6’1″. It’s really cool that I’m not going there alone. It would be horrible if I had to go alone. I would probably end up missing my connecting flight. Of course without trying I will never know. Hopefully I’ll make it. 🙂

Reuniting with Old Friends

12 12 2008

Well, it’s that time of year….friends from college coming home. 🙂 Can’t wait, it’s been too long…I’m also excited to learn more about PCC…you know, stuff that they don’t really advertise in the brochures. I must admit that unless I hear something super horrible I plan on going still. Hopefully they both did well on finals and do even better when they return for the spring semester.