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.
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.
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.
Wow, this week was one of the most, if not the most, hectic weeks of my long, but young college career. For starters, the CMT’s had one side of campus blocked and heavily secured for the big awards show. Don’t get me wrong it was kind of cool to see stars and celebrities just roam campus at their leisure. Well, maybe just the roped off areas. Don’t get too happy as we didn’t get to see them up close, because all the guys were talking about this girl named Carrie. She’s supposed to be this big country star, but I don’t really keep up with country music. Two, I am a huge NBA fan and the playoffs are starting up this week and my team of course, and the best team, the Dallas Mavericks, are going to win it all this year. Also, this means that there will actually be something worth watching for about a month and a half until the playoffs are over.
The CMT Awards came to Belmont Monday night and I am proud to say that I was there to witness them. In the front row, right next to the presenters to be precise. I am obsessive with country music, so the whole situation was a dream come true to me.
I was with awesome friends (as you can see in the picture), listening to amazing music, and standing literally three feet away from some of my favorite musicians ever! We even got to shake hands with a bunch of the presenters and performers! It was an awesome experience, and worth every one of those six hours waiting in line to get in.
On a more serious note, Monday was also a day of great tragedy. What happened at Virginia Tech is still hard for me to fathom. My heart goes out to all of those people affected by it.
Yes sir, I am a couple of days away from not being a teenager anymore. That’s right, I’m going to turn the BIG 20 this Wednesday the 11th. I can already feel myself getting older every day. I’m finally getting a mustache and starting on a goatee. This isn’t fair because all of my friends have had lots of facial hair since high school, and I’m a sophomore in college just now getting a few whiskers. Another reason why I feel like I’m old is because I sleep every chance I get in a split-second. As soon as my classes are done for the day, I head back to the dorm and take a nap every day. See, if that’s not an old man I don’t know what is. Last year, I didn’t really do much on my birthday but eat some cake, but this year I am going to try and have a party and do it real big. Hey, you only turn 20 once right? Next year’s birthday party will be the big one to remember, but that’s a long ways away. For now I’m just going to enjoy being 20.
I know I keep on saying it, but it is crazy how fast time goes. I am sitting in my living room at home, in four days I will be back at Belmont, and then within another four weeks, I will be in my living room again, and school will be over! I am excited that the end of the year is so near, but I know that I am nowhere near ready for it to end. Finals, papers and reports galore…it will be a long four weeks.
It’s kind of crazy all the stuff that’s been going on around campus lately. Well, of course were still buzzing and proud of our men’s and women’s basketball teams a week ago, but there is just tons of “other” things going on as well. For one, there is the Other Showcase this weekend, which is the last showcase before the “Best-of the-Best” showcase. The showcases are always produced and performed very well by the music business majors. If you take a good look at the picture, the band is “Soul Force” and they were the winners of last years’ Other Showcase. But look really close and there is none other than Melinda Doolittle, a front-runner contestant on American Idol. She was here performing just a couple years ago, now on her way to maybe becoming the next big star from Belmont.
Oh college. Sitting up here (in my lofted bed) contemplating the fact that there are about six weeks left in my freshman year of college is insane! And a bit overwhelming, being that I have two 15 page papers due that I still need to do a considerable amount of work on, at least 3 more smaller papers, and a presentation or two, all in the course of that time. Don’t get me wrong, I love my classes this semester.
Wow. Spring break is pretty much already over. Where did all the time go? Between going to California for a forensics competition, flying back home, hanging out with my family, boyfriend, and friends, this week has flown by.