Thursday, September 17, 2009

a brief recap/summer plans.

Well, let's see if I can recap the last week or two.

School started a month ago, hard to believe it's been that long. My classes aren't too hard, yet they aren't easy, either. So far all my grades are A's or B's, but midterms are coming up....we'll see how that works out. :P I am now on the Meredith SGA (student government association) Senate. That takes quite a bit of time, but I'm loving it. I decided not to swim aqua angels, because my schedule is busy, but I am swimming practices with the team tuesday and thursday nights.

I'm looking into three options for the spring. Staying here at Meredith is the first. The second is a program I need to look into. Basically I can spend either a semester or a year in Colonial Williamsburg, attending William and Mary and working in the city. If you know me, you know that W&M was my top choice of colleges coming out of hs. The 3rd option is a semester long study abroad program in either Italy, Ireland, or Oxford. I'm not sure which program I'm going to be doing yet.

I've also been rethinking my career. I'm starting to get burned out a tad with what I'm doing. I love my major, don't get me wrong. But I am not sure that I want to spend the next 4 years doing this, and the rest of my life this way. I'm thinking about that, though.

I am super excited for the next few months. I'm going to see West Side Story, 10th Avenue North, TSO, and Phantom this year. That is going to be incredible. Phantom is one of my favorite shows ever, and I'm seeing it at the DPAC with some of my best friends. :)

Finally, I am really wanting to do something crazy in the summer. AnnaBeth and I talked about a road trip/race to california. Is anyone game for this? We could make it closer, but I am really at that point in my life where I want to get out and see what else there is...blame it on my gypsy blood. It's a wanderlust. BUT i think it would be amazing. :)


Abigail said...

Don't go to California... go to Montana! ;)

Allie said...

Oh!!! Now THAT sounds like a plan! One that I LOVE!!!!!

Jessica said...

Allie - being your sister-ish kind of person, I feel it is my right (?) to tell you one thing: whatever you do in life, sometime or another (or multiple times) you are going to get burned out with it. But if you keep quitting and starting something new every time you get burned out, you'll develop an ADD-ish habit of never sticking with anything. Ultimately, you'll end up with a bunch of half-baked skills and probably not a lot of money.

Sure, there are going to be times when you realize that something you are doing isn't something you need or want to be doing. Maybe teaching really isn't for you, just like we discovered years ago that God doesn't want us to go into acting. All I am saying is don't stop and start something new every time you get burned out of something. Marck and I know this guy who would start learning an instrument, then get bored of it and go out and buy a supposedly bigger and better instrument. What came of it? He has all these instruments he can play a little of, and no money. That habit is going to follow him into his adult life, unfortunately.

I know this is probably not what you are doing, but a lot of college kids do switch and switch and switch. I also can see you're probably thinking that I am doing the same thing, and the fact is I'm really not; I am just trying to figure out what out of the five billion things I want to do with my life I want to settle on.

I'm sure you understand. Love ya!

Allie said...

Well, I'm not actually going to switch careers. I'm just mainly thinking aobut dropping one of my 2 majors. I'm not sure which one yet, or if I am. I know this is the path I want to go, I just don't know if I want to kill myself before I get started on it. Make sense?