I finished my fifth semester of college this week. I have to say that this has been the most stressful semester of my college years so far. There have been plenty of good things and plenty of not so good things. I thought I’d take a moment and share a bit about this past semester.
I was an RA. This is my first year as an RA and I’ve enjoyed it for the most part. I have bonded with most of my residents and there have been plenty of conversations that have brought laughter and tears (mostly laughter). There have been moments when I have wondered “Why did I choose to accept this job?” There have also been moments when I have definitely said “Camp totally prepared me for this.” That is probably one of the more often said things and even though I will not be returning to camp summer 2014, my past two summers have done a good job in preparing me for the job I presently have. I am interested to see what next semester holds for this job.
I was a member of the Marching Southerners Color Guard. This was my third season with the Southerners and at the beginning it was a little rough. Trying to learn how to balance learning the show and learning what JSU thinks is the best RA was a bit difficult. I rose up to the challenge and conquered it like I have with anything else. The show was fun - more so after it was complete - and I enjoyed performing it. The part that was never fun this season was all of the pain that past injuries decided to bring back up. At different points my ankle, my knee, and my shoulder all decided to remind me that they were once hurt and cannot always handle the stress that being a color guard member puts on them. So I made the choice that this is my last season. I will never grace a football field again as a color guard member. I think I’ve had a good run. Seven fall seasons isn’t bad; three of those with one of the best college bands. I’m proud of that. With that choice in mind, I was pretty excited that my high school finally got to see me perform “One More Time” (that was the name of the show this year and I mean it in the sense of my last season performing, just wanted to make sure that was clear).
I turned 21. Nothing to really say about this. Yes, I’ve tried alcohol. I tried wine. It wasn’t so great. I can’t really handle the smell of alcohol, so I don’t think I’ll be one to drink. But I’ve tried it.
Something happened that I did not expect to happen. I got a boyfriend. The reason why I didn’t expect this to happen is because it has never happened before. Yeah… A month before I turned 21, a friend of mine decided to ask. I met this ball of goof two years ago during band camp of my Freshman year. Saying ‘yes’ to him has never once been regretted. He treats me so well. Makes me laugh most of the time. Supports me in what I do. He was one of the biggest supporters I had during NaNoWriMo. Every day during November he would ask “have you written any today?” If the answer was no, he would tell me that I needed to write. That kind of support was what I needed because I probably would have not written 32,127 words. I was close to making the full 50,000 but life got really crazy at the end. My boyfriend was there for every bit of that 32,127. I have been blessed. There really is no other way to say it.
I guess school should be talked about at some point.School did happen this semester. I had decent classes. I had a paper due every week - life of an English major. I took a TV Production class and that was fun. Each class taught me something new, which is the goal. I’m excited for the English classes I will be taking next semester though. So I am glad that this semester is done.
I hope you enjoyed reading this little tidbit of what has been going on with me lately. I want to blog and vlog more than I have lately. Hopefully I will be able to make the time for those in the months to come. I hope you’ll stick around to see what kind of adventures I get to have.