So i guess it's about that time where i should be writing a new journal. I can't believe how long it's been. But here is life in one fowl swoop...
So i guess last time i journaled, i wrote that "A lot of new stuff" was happenin'. Well, you have NO idea how much more complicated life has gotten for me since then. My schedule is COMPLETELY filled. I still have the two jobs, Safeway Courtesy Clerk is one of them(horray for the new year bringing minimum wage up 27 cents. Thank you, January!) and the other is Nite at the Rec representative for the Louisville Rec Center. It's pretty nice...except for the looking after 200 hyper kids. I hate children. I have also been really overpowered with musical controversies taking up more of my time, such as my school's orchestra who made it into CMEA this year. Colorado Music Educator's Association is a competition between a few of the really good orchestra's in the state, so it is a huge honor that we got in this year, especially considering that we pretty much suck. However, we do suck much more this year than last year, which is when we submitted the tape to get into CMEA. Anywho, that takes place on January 23rd, so that is coming up and we have been having quite a lot of practices for it, mostly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. On top of that, i have just joined Pitt, which is a section of Drumline. I get to play a lot of synthesizer and some marimba and i have practice every Monday and Wednesday from 6-9 and on Saturday morning's as well. We also have many fundraisers that we have to be at to help with, including a pancake breakfast that is coming up. I have to sell a bunch of tickets so hopefully that will work out. On a better note, i ended up being the only girl in my school to make it into Colorado All-State Choir, which means i have to memorize 7 songs before the beginning of February, and 3 of them are in a different language. I have only memorized two so far, and that is coming up in just a month, so i really have to get practicing. I am also getting prepared for my annual piano festival. I only need to learn about 1 1/3 songs, but the horrible thing is that it may conflict with one of my Pitt competitions, which would totally suck since i have been doing this festival for 5 years now and it would be cool to do state again. Tennis is also coming up, which means that i would have a lot of practices after school, making my schedule even tighter than it is. But i am hoping that it will work out because i love all of the things that i am doing, even if all of it does make me a little cranky. I am happy that i have all of these opportunities and i just hope that i do not let anybody down. I just know that i have to choose for myself and worry about what I really want rather than anyone else, because that is most important. On a lighter note, i finished NANOWRIMO in time. Although that was a couple months ago, i am still really proud of it - writing a 40,000 word novel! I would still like to finish typing it up, but i think that will probably take a while since i have no time on my hands anymore.
A few new things i am getting into have really excited me, though i just hope that i can keep up with them since i have so much crap that i am doing lately. Tomorrow is the last day of Christmas break. It has been a long one, but it still feels like it is ending too quickly. One of the things that i got for Christmas was Finale Songwriter. I have written 2 songs and arranged a piece by Imogen Heap for my senior recital, so i am glad that that is already finished and i don't have to worry about it anymore, even though it is in 1 1/2 years. lol. I am proud of my work even though some of it is a little wierd, but that is just my style. I think that next, i'm going to try something a little bit mellow but still uplifting and then maybe one for pitt. After that i don't think i will be writing much music for a little while since i have so much other stuff going on. One other thing i have been trying to do is Photosunday, which is a website made by one of my good friends, Noah. Every week, you submit a photo based on what the theme for the month is, and then people vote and you can see who wins a couple of months after. The link for it is:
Anyway, i love you all! And i hope that your life is not as complicated as mine! I may not journal for a while, but i will instead be living life. I hope to live it positively from now on, and look at things in a bright way instead of the way i used to look at things as if everyone and thing was out to get me. I am a sensitive person, but i hope by the person that i am and the strength that i hold, i can be the person that i know i am and i hope that everyone can do the same.
Best of wishes to all who read,
°Aloha au ia'oe°