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Whew!

I moved into my university last Thursday and still haven’t quite settled down from the whole moving-in process! There are still piles on my floor, in the bathroom, and one last big box in the living room! And it’s been absolutely exhausting! Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, loading, unloading… And also finding time to eat, sleep, and breathe. Not to mention being social! It’s awesome, though, don’t get me wrong.

This week, classes have begun; it feels like I never left, really. Although, I’m approaching this year in a totally new light! I basically had a makeover (fashion-wise with haircut, dye, and clothes) and a new outlook on how I will approach this year. Now this is my THIRD YEAR!!!! It’s hard to really sink into my head that I’m back to being an upperclassman. I’m seeing all these new freshmen that look so young, and I just smile to myself, thinking how far I’ve come.

I’m really happy with where I live and my suite-mates! M and M are really great and fun people! I just bask in the good energy of our apartment! Much better than my previous experiences so far.

My work load hasn’t lightened. In fact, it’s gotten much heavier! My week is filled with classes, ensembles, and everything under the sun. I’m taking my last semester of Music Theory, Conducting, Vocal Pedagogy, Opera Studio, Concert Choir, Piano Lessons, Voice Lessons, Recital (Attendance and putting on a Junior Recital next Spring), Voice Master Class, La Francophonie, and possibly adding a Lyric Diction class!

See what I mean? But I’m a hard worker. My schedule has been filled with many classes since I was able to select my own courses. It’s just my student and work mentality. I like to stretch myself and expand out in my (academic) world as far as I can go. It’s quite a difficult undertaking, but it feels so rewarding. Every year since graduating high school has been an awesome adventure, and I look forward to where the future leads! The storm clouds that have haunted my younger years have finally been parting to reveal the sunlight. It’s great to be able to take a deep breath in and out and just thank God for what he’s doing for me in my life right now! Without Him, I would be nowhere. Literally. I know He has big plans for me. And I’m looking forward to taking on the world one step at a time! Right now, it’s the States, this Spring it’s Vienna, Austria, and two years from now it’ll be Toulouse, France! Who knows where else for graduate school and beyond…

On that note, I’m going to relax and enjoy my 50-minute break before I go to my next class.

Love and Blessings,
🙂 ❤

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