St. George

I’m leaving for St. George in 35 minutes!! Kyle and I are driving down and I’m going to meet up with my family for the weekend. I’m totally excited… I just have to make it through 25 more minutes of Dr. Oaks’ lecturing. I think I can survive it. I don’t know what I’m going to do about all the work that I need to get done this weekend. I need to prepare for two tests, and finish reading Antigone. We’ll see, it’ll all work out eventually I guess. Taylor’s coming to play with me this next week!!! I’m sooo stoked. She’s going to come stay at my apartment for a week. I’m not totally sure what we’re going to do, but she’s my favorite person in the world so it’ll be fun no matter what.

On another topic, I had one of the coolest experiences the other night. It had started raining/snowing here in Provo and I wanted to go outside and play in the rain. But I didn’t have anyone to go with me (granted Jared would have come with me… but umm… let’s change it to I didn’t have anyone to go with me that I really wanted to come with me) So I just went by myself. Yeah, it was quarter to midnight and I am female and I shouldn’t be wandering around late at night alone. Bite me. Anyways, so I went from my apartment across the street to the big open field. It was one of the most fun nights I’ve had in a long time. It was dark so I could sing and dance without too much fear of an audience and it was amazing. Actually it was a life changing moment for me. While I was out there I had some time to just let my imagination run wild. I realized again that my passion is for writing and making up stories. I’m not going to give up writing. I don’t know if this makes sense to anyone else, but I’d sorta given it up because… I’m not entirely sure why. I mean, it’s not a practical career, and I’ve never been that great of a writer. I’m not planning on changing majors, or changing careers or anything… but I’m not giving it up either. It’s what I love and it is a passion and I’m not going to let it fall to the wayside.

Saturday

I had like the best day on Saturday.. just in case anyone was wondering. I didn’t do anything incredibly amazing or anything but it was a blast. In the morning I had DanceSport competition and I danced ChaCha with Justin. I totally screwed up and felt really bad about it but we had a lot of fun anyways. Justin’s a great dancer which makes it so much easier. I definitely think I’m lucky to have him for a partner. After that I had to come back and study for a French test (the last of my three tests and a paper that I had between Friday and Saturday… If you want to know what hell is, I think it’s something like that) My test went fairly well, I ended up with an 80% without the grammar part… and I’m better with the grammar than the literature (kinda dumb for a lit class… but whatever) I went back to my apartment and debated between taking a nap and going shopping. Now, anyone who knows me (which, theoretically you should if you’re reading this… but just in case…) would know that I love sleep, and hate shopping. So the logical choice (especially considering I said it was the best day) would be that I took a nap. However, I talked myself out of the nap and found Rebecca to go pretty dress shopping (searching for a prom dress for Taylor… don’t tell her though it’s a surprise) We did that for a while and then went back to our apartments. That night our ward was having an Academy Awards activity for the films we had made and we got to dress up really fun. So I dressed up in my Senior Ball dress… (I hadn’t realized how much… um… more well endowed… I had become since then. I felt like Elizabeth Swan all night “Well, women in London must have learned not to breathe!”) and went to the awards ceremony which was way fun. Afterwards I got together with Rebecca and Jared (who were technically on a date but welcomed me anyways) and we went over to my apartment to dance (because, we were dressed up and not ready to stop having fun just yet! plus, my apartment was perfect because the girls across the hall had once again borrowed our table) We didn’t get too far into it before I pulled out Wicked and started getting them acquainted with it. However, this was just a stopping point because what we were really planning on doing was going ice blocking with a bunch of people (who had sorta come in and out of our little dance party). So finally we all went and changed out of our nice clothes and into jeans and jackets. We drove over to Macey’s and looked at the ice blocks. They didn’t seem so much like ice blocks as compacted squares of ice shavings… not exactly sturdy enough looking for ice blocking. While we were standing there two of the YAs walked by and said hello, so we stopped and chatted for a little bit. Then Rebecca, Jared and I decided to go to a park and swing on the swings. Unfortunately some people had beat us to it and they were already swinging when we arrived, so we just played on the playground for a while. We wanted to go look at the stars from the grass, so we all laid down on the grass… but there were too many lights. So, we hopped back in Rebecca’s car and drove up to Rock Canyon. We went to a park with a killer hill… so we rolled down it. Then we went to the middle of the soccer field and laid down and looked up at the stars. It was still lighter than would have been ideal but we had a much better view. Then we went back to the Glenwood and played Phase 10 in the hallway. Oop, class is over… so I best go, but yeah… GOOD DAY!!!

Major changes

Ok kids, I did it, I really did change my major. Granted that was like… eons ago… but I figured I should probably confirm that I did it. I am now a Linguistics major with a minor in Computers and the Humanities. Yeah, what I started in nearly two years ago. But, whatever, I’m happy, I’m almost a senior… at least as soon as the semester is over! Also it means that I’ve got a major that allows me to study all the things I want to. English, Computers, ASL, French. Plus, since I have few enough requirements remaining that I could graduate next year… but I don’t really have any need to… I can spend extra time taking things that I just like… Young Ambassadors, Theater classes, CS classes, Public speaking etc. Anyways, I’m totally jazzed about my new major and felt like sharing. I should probably get back to the class that convinced me to change my major (ELang 223)