Friday, December 17, 2010

HelloGoodbyeWhatever

Another semester completely finished! I couldn't be more relieved. As my dad said, "7 down, 1 to go." It's really crazy to think that I only have one semester left of undergrad, but I think the timing is perfect. Some people get pretty weird when it comes time to graduate, but I feel now like I did when I graduated from high school: happy, accomplished, and ready to move on to something new.

Four years is a long time to spend in one place. The adults in my life talk about how it "flew by" but it didn't "fly by" for me. I worked hard, learned a lot of new things, cherished many special moments, and wrestled through some challenging ones. It's not over yet but it's been a good (and interesting!) three-and-a-half years. It seems like just when I get used to everything, something changes. Things are always changing and that's something that I can be sure will continue even after I leave undergrad.

A friend mentioned to me that my blog has been "general" lately: that I haven't been updating as much and, when I do, I don't really talk about myself. It's true -- I've been quieter recently and that's because things are changing and I'm not sure what to say about them yet. There are a plethora of question marks hanging in the air and I can't bring myself to challenge them in any way, shape, or form except in my own thoughts. Events and feelings have been very personal lately and I would never bring myself to blog openly about them.

But to move on! I felt successful about the outcome of my scenes program Tuesday and my (last!) voice jury yesterday. Now I have so much to look forward to! Rehearsals for Don Giovanni start right after the New Year and I couldn't be more excited. I can barely contain myself, even now as I'm just thinking about it! It's going to be everything that a good adventure must be: thrilling, fun, challenging, eye-opening, and full of unexpected twists and turns.

So here's to the New Year with its joys, woes, and challenges! I'm wishing you all a very happy holiday and a wonderful New Year. May you be surrounded by those you love and all the things that make life good. :)