Wow, the month of May has flown by at a breakneck speed. It feels like I just got home when in reality, I’ve been here for three and a half weeks. Helping to keep the weeks flying by is my trusty office job at the church. I sit around doing secretarial work, filing, organizing, cutting out little paper shirts for Vacation Bible School… you know, the good stuff. No, but really, I love working here. The people are fun and I’ve grown up here so it’s cool to be able to give back a little. Although last Thursday I had to stamp and label over 400 postcards… I’m not sure I want to give back that much.
This week has been pretty eventful! I was in Chattanooga for a couple weeks and then came home to Franklin to spend some time with my family, work out, see friends, etc. On Sunday, I was at Green Hills Mall in Nashville in the David Kidd bookstore and who do I see?! Tyler Hilton!! He’ a singer/songwriter and he played Chris Keller on “One Tree Hill.” He also played my boyfriend on Taylor Swift’s video “Teardrops On My Guitar.” I hadn’t seen him since January when we filmed the video; I didn’t expect to see him at the mall!! It was great seeing him again! You can catch him in the upcoming movie “Charlie Bartlett” which will be out this fall.
Here’s a picture of Tyler, Taylor, and I at the “Teardrops” video shoot.
Wow. I somehow imagined that life would slow down since the closure of this past semester’s classes. To say the least, everything has been kind of crazy since school has ended. I attended a Grammy “summer block party,” went out to dinner with a couple of great friends, and without a doubt, participated in Melinda Doolittle’s homecoming festivities! Melinda Doolittle’s exclusive Belmont performance was definitely a highlight of this past week. Melinda represents not only Belmont, but more importantly, is a phenomenal vocalist who places the Lord as her #1 importance!
Well, nothing much has changed for me since classes ended. A couple of weeks ago, I got a new job working about 15 minutes outside of Nashville. So far it seems okay, but it is just really busy all the time. I really appreciate this job because it forces me to multi-task and keep up several procedures. I do everything from take deliveries and stock food to waiting and serving tables. Don’t get me wrong, the job isn’t bad at all, but I am really lazy. See, working and Josh Homer don’t really go together… it’s more like an acquired taste. The more I work and get used to it, it starts to make more sense and go together.
It was with many tears and hugs that I said goodbye to Belmont on last Thursday. Leaving school was so bittersweet. But I’m glad to be back in Miami for now. I’ve been spending my time resting and catching up on my Guitar Hero (linkage) as well as hanging out with my family. I did beat the game on hard, so I’m pretty stoked about that.
It’s only been a week and a half since my last exam. I feel like I just moved out yesterday; maybe because I’m still living out of my suitcase. I moved out of my dorm the day after I finished my last exam, put all my things from my dorm into my room at home, and then had to pack up my suitcase to go to Chattanooga, Tennessee for a week.
Yes, it’s about that time of the year. When there are 300 minivans and trucks full of boxes, and students are a little sad that they are leaving their friends but happy that school is over. For me, I’m probably the exact opposite of everyone else. I don’t really mind seeing everyone leave because I can still hang out with my friends here in Nashville, and I don’t like being out on school for an extended period of time. That’s why I take summer courses every year because I have to stay busy and keep my mind thinking. Actually, I’m busier during the summer than the school year….well, maybe not. It sort of feels that way because of classes, working, and running around to see all of my friends.
Overall, this was a great school year. There were a few rough spots, but for the most part it was a lot better than last year. Things such as changing my major from Music Business to Entrepreneurship/Marketing and working Preview Days are just a couple of important events this year. Here is a picture of my friend Gunner (yes, that’s really his name) and me. We were working the doors in the Grand Atrium into the Student Life Center to greet guests as they made their way inside. As you can see, we are wide awake and ready to greet, but this picture was taken at 8 am on a Saturday. I didn’t think it was possible either for college students to wake up that early on a Saturday, but it was well worth it, and if you want to find out why, come and visit us in Nashville sometime.
This semester is finally coming to a close and I’ve found myself trying to figure out how to feel about this bittersweet time. These last few months, I have made so many amazing memories and friends that I can honestly say I’ll never forget. I never thought the day that I came to Belmont this January that I’d fall in love with the campus and the people that make it such a wonderful place.
One final down, two more to go! In one week from now I plan on being home on Long Island, working in the bagel store that I have worked in for about two years now, and enjoying the company of my friends from home. Yet at the same time, I anticipate that I will miss a lot of things here at Belmont as well. First and foremost, my friends.
I came here knowing nobody. I met my friend Jill at summer orientation when we were both sitting in a conference room learning about financial aid or something like that, and we started talking. As it turned out, we were both Spanish majors! She then introduced me to a girl she had met earlier in the day named Lauren. Since then, we have hung out with each other everyday that we were here on campus. As you can see in the picture, we once got caught in this really bad rainstorm and were soaked to the bone in the 30 seconds it takes to get from the parking garage to Wright Hall.