Here’s what has been going on in my life...
School: I finished finals with less than a bang in most classes. More like a poof.
That’s all I’ll say about grades.
I usually complain my fair share about finals. Cry and stress with everyone else. But, truthfully, I kind of like them. Or, I should say, have a love/hate relationship with them. I find it oddly thrilling to be extremely stressed. That feeling where I am wondering if I can get it all done, staying up endless hours to finish, debating on a shower or writing a great final paragraph, showing up to class with only seconds to spare, my hair a bit flat from the day before, the paper in my hands still warm from the printer and still smelling of ink. Yeah, I kinda like that.
But I always rejoice when it’s over.
And it’s over.
Changes: Love them and hate them.
I got accepted to BYU-Hawaii and BYU-Provo. I sent in my transcripts last summer as more of a “lets just see if I get in” kind of deal. I’m genuinely debating them out now, though. I’ve made lots of pros and cons lists and still can’t make a decision. Which is funny, because not too long ago I was telling a friend that I am really good at making big decisions—I normally just go with the one I want, having the understanding the Lord will stop me if I’m wrong. But right now I have no idea which one I want and I’m not in the mindset to make a “learning decision” (aka mistake).
Also I start classes for Europe this week. Our group has about a week and a half of on-campus classes before we fly from Salt Lake to London on the 27th. I am taking Art 202, Renaissance to Modern Art; Art 395, Religious Symbolism in Art; and a self directed Humanities course in which I’ve chosen to study Michelangelo…which leads to our next topic.
Books: What I am reading
I put all other books on hold and started The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone yesterday. I’m already hooked.
Social Life: Ummm…
I believe in being discreet.
Music: My favorites right now.
Nothing too new or exciting, but I like ‘em.
(I couldn't find a few and all of the links are pretty lame and unofficial videos...but the songs are never lame)
Band of Horses: “The First Song” (for some reason I always want to call them "White Horses")
Amos Lee: “Black River,” “Night Train,” and "Shout Out Loud"
Bonnie “Prince” Billy: “The Way”
Arcade Fire: “Rebellion (Lies)”
Chris and Thomas: “Horse in the Sky”
Bon Iver: “Blindsided”
Adele: “Best for Last”
Explosions in the Sky: "So Long Lonesome"
…and that pretty much sums it up.