Just passed the halfway through college milemarker

So junior year is off to a great start. Despite the fact that French is very aural-based, lots of listening and speaking, none of my classes seem impossible (yet.) haha
I had Advanced Magazine Editing in the morning as my first class. I started off a little nervous because I want to be a magazine editor, so I want to learn as much as I possibly can from it. As the class went on though I discovered I could not stop smiling. I was so excited. we are going to have to plan out our own magazine and have it as ready as if we were going to pitch it to an investor by the time we finish this class.
Next I visited Lauren in North Russell. It is kind of fun being there because so many freshmen still don’t know much about campus and we can help them with things that mean the world to them but are just second nature for us.
I had Music Literature after that. i’m really looking forward to this class because it is more of a textbook music class than any for my minor so far. It is also all minors and there are about eight of us. So it is not the high-pressure, intense music class that I was afraid it would be.
After that was French 3. I’m really not looking forward to this class at all because I am not very good at the oral/aural component and I didn’t understand much of French 2. But it seems to mostly be review this semester anyway.
It was really weird not having to go to yearbook after class today. I stopped by Castellaw anyway to talk to Dr. Stone and said hi to those in the yearbook room. This is the first time in seven years I haven’t had a staff to manage or a ladder to create or a theme to develop during the first week… it has been so long since I haven’t had office hours that i feel like I am skipping work or something.

This is also my first year not doing any kind of choir since I was about 3 years old. I have been in church choir and school choir for most of my life so quitting both this year is a bit of a shock for me. Especially with the yearbook thing on top of it.

So this is a year of changes. As all are, but more intentionally for me. Friends I have been around every day, or at least every other day, in the past two years will no longer be a part of regular scheduled activities. Some because they have moved on to the next season of life, some because I have.
Many of us will still stay in contact of course, but there are a few that I know I probably won’t see much this year.

Tomorrow is tennis in the morning, then photography and political science. Nothing too scary there, although the syllabus for poli sci was really intimidating. Lots of warnings and all caps. :O

Thursday I leave for Indianapolis for SPJ, I’ll keep you posted on progress for that!



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