Week 2 of this semester is in the books, and I honestly couldn’t be happier (though the weather could be better!). There was so much I missed about college, and I’m super-glad to be getting back into the swing of things. There’s no way I can narrow down what part about a new semester makes me most excited, so I figured I would name a couple.
- My friends. Even though I commute, I hadn’t even seen some of my commuter friends at all over break. I was pretty much a hermit. Plus there are friends who live across the state or even friends who live out of state. When I walked into my first Theory class week, we were like all screaming and shouting over each other at the top of our lungs – I guess that’s how music majors express affection.
- Campus with actual people on it. I had to come up to campus a few times over break for work and, though the parking was nice, it was pretty creepy. Empty college campuses are just a little inherently creepy.
- Getting back into routines. Sure, it was nice to just lay around for over a month, but it did get kind of old. I like knowing that I’m accomplishing my goals, and having classes really helps me set and achieve those goals.
- Really practicing again. Another bad habit I fell into over break was not practicing nearly as much as I should have. Now that I have lessons and ensembles again, I have things that are clearly set before me to accomplish. Plus I get really excited about music at the start of every semester, and it just makes it even more enjoyable.
- Work. I’ve only been back at one of my jobs thus far, but it’s the one where I get to interact with the most people. I love my boss, I love the professors in the department, and I love the GA’s that work in the office with me (we have no idea where the other student worker vanished to, so I don’t love that so much). It’s so much fun, even though it’s a lot of office work. We’re just so chill, and we all make fun of each other about every two seconds.
I’m so glad that this semester is getting geared up, and I really can’t wait to see where I’m at by the end of it!