Well, well. So what has been going on in life? Not a whole lot lately, I must admit. I'm busy with school and work, and more work.
I've decided that living in Orlando is insanely crazy. Rent is expensive, life is expensive, and when you're in class 40 hours a week, you don't have a whole lot of excess time to get a job. I've applied to be a freelance music writer at a local paper around here, so hopefully that turns out for the better. I guess I just have to keep in mind my dad's quote growing up: "God won't ever give you any stumper harder than you can handle, but he won't give you an easy way out, either."
Aside from being stressed about school, life, and money, I've just been realizing how sometimes unsettling it is to grow up. It's hard, sometimes. You go off to school, pick a major, pick a career, and essentially, pick your life. Most of the time, though, we never really realize that we're picking our life. I know that nothing's definite--you can always change your mind if you don't like something--but at the same time, you can't change something that you haven't tried. Intricate madness, that's what it is. And forever daunting.
Regardless of all of the stresses around here lately, I'm doing well in school and I've met some really great people down here. I've taken up photography and I've been playing my guitar more. I'm reading, and learning--and that's really all you can ask in life, right? When all else fails, I know that I'm thankful for finding the good Show Pro kids that I'm really starting to get close to. I have a feeling we'll all become very close to each other. I also have great Gen Ed friends that have been there with me through a lot, even though I don't get to see them all. And on top of all that, I still have all of my beautiful, unforgettable friends in Nashville and at home. I miss you guys. I hope life is treating you equally as well.
Alas, I must go to bed. Enough talk of sad topics and complicated mind musings. I hope all of you are doing well, you're in my prayers. And to those of you who made me smile today when I found it hard to, you know who you are, and I am eternally grateful for your gratitude. I hope I can extend the same to you someday.