So today begins the two week countdown. Next Friday, May 2nd, marks the end of classes. We do have finals week following that of course, but after that it is SUMMER…and I don’t know how I feel about that.
On one hand, I’m crazy excited about being home and seeing my family and friends and all that, but I don’t want to leave my friends, who are more of a second family to me now. I can’t imagine being apart from them for over three months. These people are the most amazing wonderful friends I could have ever asked for. My first year at college has been incredible and there is a big part of me which just kind of wants to skip the summer and go straight into sophomore year. Yeah, I love it here THAT much. But we can’t skip that time, so I’ll be home with my lovely family, who i have really missed, making some dough and lazing about not writing essays. And I guess that won’t be too bad either. But I have two weeks of classes left, and finals week, before I have to say goodbye to WAC for the summer…I’m going to enjoy what I have left of this time while I can.
People say college flies by, but man, no one can really prepare you for it. I feel like last week I was meeting everyone in my fall semester classes, and now here I am, studying for spring finals. Time flies when you’re having fun (and all those other cliches that totally apply to this moment).
I’m so sorry that’s its been radio silence for the past week or two. I am about to drop some knowledge about why this happened, and please, take it to heart. It’s gonna help you out in the future.
MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF
For those of you who aren’t theater oriented I want to explain what tech week is. Tech week is the week prior to an opening night of a play in which the show is run with all it’s technical aspects-lights, sound, prop, costumes, the whole she-bang. It can take all day for, well, a week (or more). I have been in three tech weeks in the past four weeks. Translation-my brain is melting. I have spent every second of every day in the theater-whether it’s in my classes, or in tech week. The earliest I’ve returned home to my dorm room this month is 11:15pm. I have pulled all nighters in the theater trying to write papers, and I have poured my blood, sweat, and tears into the three shows I’ve worked on. And it has been amazing. I have loved every second of the shows I have been working on and I have made wonderful friends because of it. However, I have let some things, like you lovely folks, and my friends who aren’t theater people, slip through the cracks. One of my really close friends here on campus I finally saw for the first time this month yesterday night and I didn’t have time to do anything besides say hi. So you need to figure out priorities and balance everything. Because I have had so much fun with my theater friends, but I am struggling to balance my other aspects of my life.
I NEED TO MAKE TIME FOR MYSELF. AND SO DO YOU.
And I will make time for all of you…as soon as this show ends. Then I am all yours again <3. And with that, I’m basically out of time and have to run to class…in the theater…again. (What’d I tell you?)
This morning’s sunrise over the green…yes I was awake for the sunrise. Pulling an all-nighter to write a paper. A word to the wise-if you ever do need to pull an all nighter, do it with your friends. They make the hours fly by, and force you to focus when you can’t write another word for your paper.
So tomorrow I officially register for my classes. I sat down with my advisor on Tuesday and figured out my schedule-this is what we’re looking at for what my schedule will be.
Spanish (200 level)-language requirement
Music Theory-music minor/quantitative science requirement
Romanticism-english major requirement
Experimental Environment Drama-drama major requirement
Playwriting-drama major/creative writing minor requirement
Solo Voice-music minor requirement
Chamber Choir-music minor requirement.
If you look at that list, there’s one very obvious link between all my courses. They are all required for my majors/minors. I don’t have a single elective on my schedule for Fall 2014. But here’s the thing-I don’t care about that. Yeah, it’s gonna be tough, but I love everything I’m doing so much, I don’t care that I have so many classes (not all are full 4 credit classes though, I’m not that crazy) or that I have to take them all to graduate with my intended majors and minors-when you love something enough like I love Drama, English, Creative Writing, and Music, then it doesn’t matter what else happens. When it comes to picking a major it’s very similar to a career-you want to do something that you love. Because that’s what you’ll be doing every single day for the rest of your life.
So maybe next semester there will be a billion rants about how much work I have, and how I was stupid to take on so much. But I don’t care. As long as I am doing what I love, I’ll be happy, whether or not there’s an avalanche of homework crushing me (which I fully expect there will be)
Tonight starts the run of DNA!! It’s a really great show, so if you have a night free please come see us! We’re in Tawes Theater, show starts at 8 and it’s free!
wait why is this so cute
His smile in the last gif. Awww
So many nos.
When that guy smiles at you
I will miss them so much
How come everybody in my dorm is so darn talented??
It’s tech week…enough said
My step-brother is a teacher and to shut up his students he gave them a Where’s Wally
But he photoshopped Wally out
One kid asked to stay behind at break so he could find it poor child
8. the magic begins a scene you really wanted to be in the movies but wasn’t → career advice"Well, then, I am confused…I’m afraid I don’t quite understand how you can give Mr. Potter false hope that —"
"False hope?" repeated Professor McGonagall, still refusing to look round at Professor Umbridge. “He has achieved high marks in all his Defense Against the Dark Arts tests —"
"I am terribly sorry to have to contradict you, Minerva, but as you will see from my note, Harry has been achieving very poor results in his classes with me —"
"I should have made my meaning plainer," said Professor McGonagall, turning at last to look Umbridge directly in the eyes. “He has achieved high marks in all Defense Against the Dark Arts tests set by a competent teacher."
MINERVA YOU FUCKING QUEEN
Okay, so DNA (the senior thesis play I’m in) opens in exactly one week. At 8pm exactly one week from tonight, the play opens.
I’M FREAKING OUT!
I know I’m ready, but I am still panicking. I think what I’m most worried about is that the show is ending. I really don’t want it to end. This show has been amazing and I don’t know what I’m gonna do without seeing the cast everyday and getting to play this amazing character.
EITHER WAY I’M FREAKING OUT!
I’m really nervous that I’m going to mess up. You know, it’s an amazing show and an amazing role, and I don’t want to let everyone down.
But yeah…..so many nervous. Very freaked. Yeah.