Thursday, November 13, 2008

To be well or not to be well?

Don't tell anyone but I am somewhat taking a "personal day" today. I could say I don't feel well (which I did say in a couple emails to professors, wondering what I missed in class today). What does it feel like to feel well anyway? Does it mean if you can keep your eyes open? Does it mean good to the extreme like you could run miles and miles because you have so much energy? Maybe it means if your not vomitting. Or, it just means that you can breathe clearly through your nose. I'm not really sure. I think the term "well" or "unwell" varies from person to person. As for me, I can keep my eyes open for the most part, though I am contemplating making more coffee. I don't really feel like running but all bodily passageways seem unblocked and "well" for the most part. I had a good fall break. I didn't get a whole lot of rest but it was nice to get out of town. I got to see some friends and make some new ones. I actually felt ready to go back to school when I got home which is weird. I've been pretty good this year. My boyfriend even told me that he was impressed with how dedicated and good I've been, going to all my classes and getting good grades. I guess it's what I've always done. Always tried anyway. So maybe I'm a slacker taking this day off. I'm also an artist that gets tired of being in such a structured lifestyle all the time. It's funny, when my life feels crazy and out of control, I feel like I need more structure. But then when I get it, I don't want it so much. C'est la vie. It's a beautiful day though, I better go enjoy it!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pre-Break Reflection

Well, I am only a few hours away from the beginning of my fall break. Yes, I get a fall break! We've had mid-terms this week, then get a short break from 'Wednesday starting at 4 p.m.' through the weekend. I have to admit, I've been doing a little bit of pre-break celebrating. Nothing too crazy, but also not doing much of anything. Now that I have free time, I don't know what to do with it! It's strange. I get so stressed sometimes with all my schoolwork and things I want to accomplish this year, always feeling like I should be practicing or be doing more...Now that I temporarily have it, I'm kind of in shock! I actually had to think back to what it was like when I wasn't in school and ask myself what I might have done. Monday night I went to Barnes & Noble and did a little wandering and reading. (Yes, reading!) I have to toss in a Tom Robbins plug-I'm not that far into "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues," but I already love it! I'm interested to see how the book unfolds. I've never read anything by him, but I've heard a lot of good things. I also found a little book of George Carlin-another genius! His humor and the way he picks out the littlest things in life and points out how ridiculous or funny (or both!) they are, I need more of that in my life! Within this past week, I've had some moments where I thought, "I miss laughing." Isn't that kind of sad? Did I used to laugh more? Am I too busy to laugh now? Needless to say, I think this break is much needed. Though I always feel like I could or should be doing more, I feel like I've been working hard and doing well for the most part. I think it's time to get out of town for a few days...

Monday, July 14, 2008

Home From the Road

Well, the roadtrip was an all-around success! We had a blast, we don't hate eachother/we're all still friends, we had a lot of great times, and even made it home safely! Of course there were a few roadblocks such as getting lost, minor disagreements, and a flat tire! (Givin' a shoutout to Perfection Tire in Idaho for being so good to us!) We made the most of what we had though. My most favorite part, other than getting to see the country with some of my best friends in the world, was seeing the redwood trees in the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in California. It was unbelievable how gigantic they are! It's hard to believe something so big is actually living. It's like looking up at skyscrapers but instead of something manmade, it's something in nature that has been there for over 1000 years! Everything is green there. If it isn't covered in leaves, it's probably covered with moss. It was like walking through a wonderland! Other highlights, it was great to watch the scenery change. We saw plains, mountains, forests, lakes, rivers, the Pacific Ocean. Even styles of architecture changed depending on the location. And, of course, the people! People watching was one of my favorite activities. It never gets old because people are so unique and interesting to me! We stayed in a few hotels but it felt like we did a lot more camping. It's such a different feeling being a nomad, rolling up your home every morning and traveling on to the next place. I didn't mind it. I can't wait to get some photos on here from my trip! Soon...

Monday, June 9, 2008


If I were to write about something, what is it that I would write about?
Would I write about the new book I started reading called "Ishmael"?
Would I write about how grey the skies have been? mostly cold and rainy...
Would I write about the roadtrip I will be going on?
Would I write about all the things I want to do before I leave on the roadtrip? before school starts again? before I die?
Would I write about music?
Would I write about work?
Would I write about an old friend coming back to visit? with her new motherly ways...
Would I write about a dream I had? (leaving dreamland with a melody in my mind)
Would I write about love?
Would I write about writing about something? like one thinks about thinking about things
...yes, it seems that I would...

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Brief Catch-Up

Once again, it's been a long time since my last blog! To be honest, since summer hit for me, I kind of forgot that I even have a blog! It feels like a lot has happened in the last month or so! I survived finals...I actually found out today that I made the Honor Roll! 3.5 or higher baby! So I'm feelin' pretty good about that. The week after finals, I went on my first musical "retreat." I will tell you more in detail about that later...Other than that, I've been sharing my music with others, crocheting, and reading. A couple weeks ago I went on a statewide family tour with my boyfriend, another thing I will hopefully blog about later! The reason I am not doing it now is because I'm short on time and I drank a bunch of coffee so I have to go to the bathroom really bad! (TMI?) Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I am still alive and there will be more blogs to come!

Friday, April 25, 2008

The End is Near! The Beginning is Near!

Well, today is the last day/week of normal classes for me! Next week is finals week, then I am free as a bird! I can't believe how much I've accomplished this week! Well, this semester too! I don't want to get in woohoo-partytime mode quite yet, but the end is near! There is hope! Then begins summer break! I'm really looking forward to it! Especially since I get to kick it off by going on a musical retreat and recording some of my music! Soon, soon enough...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Lesson Update...

Well, guess what? I got my test back today and I got a 98%! Not bad, uh? I guess I'm more smarter than I thought!