Hello all. Just thought I'd share some recent happenings in my life. I should be focusing more on my English Comp paper, but whatever. Where to start...
Well, I am an intern at my county's performing and visual arts school, the Greenville Fine Arts Center (I graduated there last year as a percussionist), and it is the highlight of my life. I get to help teach the percussion classes, do work in the music library, and whatever else needs to be done. It's one of the main reasons why I get up every morning, and I couldn't really imagine this year without it. It keeps me busy as all hell (I average at least 32 hours a week), but I'm having so much fun and I'm learning a lot.
Add the fact that I'm heavily preparing for college auditions (percussion and piano, about 4 hours of practice each day) and taking some academic online college courses, and you've got one busy fat guy.
Speaking of highlights of my life, I am dating an absolutely wonderful girl named Fiona. She is the sweetest, most loving person I've ever met, and there is nothing I wouldn't do for her. We are nearly perfect matches in our interests and the way we think, and no side dominates the relationship. She is a musician as well, an amazing flutist and pianist, not to mention an wonderful singer (mezzo-soprano, her rendition of the Habanera from "Carmen" will MELT you), and it's so fun playing music with her. Seeing her face every day just makes me so happy. She's one of those people who could light up a room by just walking in. Te amo così molto, lo gnocco di zucchero.
With all that's going on, I'm stressed to no end about 98% of the time. I have almost no time to myself anymore (which cuts much needed band practice). That's ok though, because this is certainly a test of maturity and developing as a person. I think I'm dealing with it alright, though. This will certainly be an interesting year.
That's all I can muse on for right now. Back to work for me. Peace.