May 14, 2012

Bringing you up to date

Spring semester has ended, so I am now officially a junior. I didn't do as well this semester as I would have liked, but I'm glad that it's all over. Taking 18 hours was too much for me, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. But like I said, at least it's over. My maymester class started today, and it seems like it won't be too bad. The course is "Introduction to Mass Communication," and I'll be in class from 1-5:30 Monday through Friday for two weeks. But today we got out of class three hours early, so hopefully that continues because I definitely don't want to sit in a classroom for four and a half hours. I also made a personal goal to look put together for every class, so today I wore my red maxi dress, pearl necklace and earrings, brown sandals, and nude bag. It's simple enough, but the red dress makes a statement.

In just four short weeks I will be moving out of the dorms and into my very own, big girl apartment! Needless to say I am beyond excited for the move. This is the next step towards becoming an independent woman, and I know it will do so much good for me. I'm looking forward to decorating my home so it fully reflects me and to having a place to truly call my own. Until now I have always lived with my parents, so the house was obviously more them than me, and for the past two years I've had roommates, with none of whom I've developed close relationships. Now that I'll be living on my own I'll be able to do as I please, and as an only child it's really important to me to have a place to get away from everything where I can relax and spend time with myself. I also won't have to abide by campus rules, so there is a larger sense of freedom. But I think what I'm looking forward to most is being able to cook! I've never had a particular interest in cooking until recently, and since I'll be teaching myself and doing a lot of experimenting I want to be alone without having other people trying to help or criticizing me. I learn and perform better when I don't feel pressured, so living alone will be a huge benefit. (Plus, I want to be the wifey type. And a good wife can cook.)

And a couple weeks after I move I'll be off to Germany to study abroad! I've been getting so many emails from program directors and professors, and it has gotten me so excited for the trip. I have orientation in Milledgeville on Saturday where I'll meet my professors and the other students on the trip. I've already become friends with a few girls on facebook, and it seems like I have things in common with them, so I'm hoping to have an amazing time. However, my mom is pretty nervous for me to go. She's convinced I'll get kidnapped and sold into human trafficking or murdered or something, and even though I understand her concerns (and trust me, I'm well aware of all the risks involved) I don't want her spending the whole month of July worrying her head off. I'm hoping that the orientation will help to calm her nerves.

And those are pretty much all the major things going on with me right now. I'm going to try harder to update this blog more often. I have a few ideas of things I want to post, so I just need to make it happen.

Stay golden,

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