So, it seems my life is increasingly insane, but I’m not overwhelmed yet. I’ve got a presentation due next week, and while it only has to be 5 to 7 minutes long, I’m also preparing for another presentation the week after, and that really needs to be done by Monday. In the midst of all that, I’ve got two quizzes I need to study for and a quiz in my Psychology Lab. I also have to read for my Creative Writing class on next Thursday, so I can’t say I’m slowing down much.
I cannot believe this year is almost over. It seems like just yesterday I was applying for Belmont and now summer is in our midst. I have had a great year. I’d like to recap a few things that I have got to experience and be a part of thus far.
One thing I love about Belmont, besides the wonderful cafeteria food, is the fact that you see random celebrities around campus at any given moment. This past week, anywhere you looked, there was a big name in country music. Why? Well…the CMT Awards of course!
Right now, I am enduring one of the most hectic weeks of the entire semester. The school work, the tests and the group papers are somewhat overwhelming; however, I am so thankful that the Lord enables me to climb over that mountain in order to reach the highest elevation! (Pictured to the right is a picture of my friend, Molly, and I outside the Curb Cafe — one of the coolest dining places on campus!)
As I write this I am sitting outside in the courtyard, enjoying the 70-degree weather that we’ve had recently in Nashville. The tulips are blooming and the sun is shining – it’s a beautiful day. I can’t believe that in just two short weeks my mom will be here and we will be preparing to load up my little red Mercury Sable to make the nine-hour drive back to Kansas City! I still remember move-in day like it was yesterday; I remember meeting my roommates for the first time, spending hours unpacking and organizing, and just wondering what my first year of college had in store for me. The past two semesters have been wonderful, and I really can’t wait to come back this fall.
It’s the first week back from Spring Break and I feel like I’ve already been here for a month. It’s also weird knowing that there’s only a month left until summer. I can’t believe the semester has come to a close so quickly. On the upside, I had a good Spring Break 08! I just went back to good ole Franklin, TN and spent time with the fam, did a couple photo shoots, when to a show, and spent time with friends. It was all the makings of an incredible week and a half!
Being 11 hours away from home and spending Easter and Spring break here in Nashville can be a scary and lonely experience. Good thing I have great friends.
I am so proud to say that Spring break was definitely rock-awesome. For break, I went to go visit my buddy Brian in Spring, Texas. Throughout the break, we ended up going to a Houston Rockets game, visiting his friends in Austin, catching a movie and just relaxing. Thankfully, I was so happy because of the warmer weather. It was definitely much warmer in Texas than it is in the great state of Tennessee. [Pictured above is my cousin Jessa to the left -- Me in the center -- and my buddy Brian to the right.]
So, we’re close to the end of the semester and I’m back in the grind after a phenomenal break where all I did was basically sit around, read, write, watch a few movies, hang out with some friends, and go to Mass. It was a great Easter weekend, and I really enjoyed visiting the Cathedral of the Incarnation for their Easter services.
Well, Spring Break is over and it’s time to get back to work again…but only for the next four weeks! I can’t believe that the end of the year is so close. It seems like just yesterday I was unloading boxes from my car and anticipating what college classes would be like. In a way, this year has flown by, yet I also feel like it’s been a long year because I’ve learned so much through this huge transition in my life. It was great to spend time relaxing at home over the break; it’s hard to be away from your family for three months! My brother is taller than me now, so that means that I am officially the shortest one in our family. He and my dad got to spend some time in Phoenix, AZ at the Royals’ spring training baseball games. They had a great time. As for my mom and I, we got to have a spa day! I had my very first massage and I also got a spa pedicure. What a great way to relax!