It’s been a strange, frustrating few days. I’ve been caught up on the story of what actually happened with my former teacher (which has been hard to swallow) and yesterday my grandma passed away. I have to call home at some point today and I’m not looking forward to it. I had my day off yesterday, which if there is such thing as good timing, it was yesterday. I’m still exhausted but I have to get back to work. And I love this job. The campers are great, the faculty is amazing, and I have a great bunch of coworkers.

Camp!!!

I’ve been at camp for 4 days now and I’m having a blast. I love my job and all the kids. It’s wonderful. I haven’t had a lot of time to practice, but its okay. I’m making due. I at least get my warm up in most days. But I really enjoy being a Dean. I wish I was in a better dorm, but it is what it is.

I just got offered a job!!

A position opened up at the International Music Camp and one of my friends told me about it. She said that it needed to be filled asap because they needed a girls dean for the next 2 weeks. So I called and talked to one of the directors and he said that I could have the job if everything works out. I told him I had to talk to my boss at my current job and that I would call him back. But this could be my last week as a waitress! I’m not sure what is more exciting, being done waitressing or getting a job at my favorite camp ever. Haha. I want this job so bad. I wanted to work there all summer, but it just didn’t work out (summer orientation, positions filled up). I’m so excited about this opportunity and I know I need to take it. It’s less money, but I get to be in a music environment. My room and board is covered, which is great. I want to be in an environment of musicians again and here is my chance. I’m so excited!!

This is where I’m from. Cowboy country. Land of farmers, ranchers, and true cowmen. This rodeo in my home town is the oldest in the state and its been going on for 91 years. This was my home town’s centennial. And although I’m not here much anymore, and I’m about to move 3 states away, this will always be home. This will always be a respected way of life in my book and I will challenge anyone who says otherwise. So proud to call this place home.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy fourth of July!

This is where I’m from. Cowboy country. Land of farmers, ranchers, and true cowmen. This rodeo in my home town is the oldest in the state and its been going on for 91 years. This was my home town’s centennial. And although I’m not here much anymore, and I’m about to move 3 states away, this will always be home. This will always be a respected way of life in my book and I will challenge anyone who says otherwise. So proud to call this place home.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy fourth of July!

So… I’m almost home.

I’m back in the homeland! 10 hour drive is done. Just 5 more to go tomorrow and then I won’t have to drive that for another month. Whew!
It was so good to have a lesson! So good. I have a plan now, and I just feel better. Dr. Stevens gave me his warm up book and we went through most of it and then we talked through the excerpts for auditions this fall. He laid out a plan to get me to the fall, and then we’ll take things from there. It was great. I’m just so happy.

Well, I’m officially a Jayhawk! I finished orientation this afternoon and it went very smoothly. There was only 1 other music transfer student, but he wasn’t really super friendly.. Oh well. I’m sure that I’ll make other friends this fall. I will definitely be studying for my placement exams. The higher the theory I get into, the better. Hopefully, my piano classes will be counted and I wont have to take any of the piano classes. 
Tomorrow I’ll have a lesson with Dr. Stevens and then I’ll be on my way home. It will be nice to have a lesson, but I am excited to get going home. I’m missing all of the centenial activities in my hometown. So it will be nice to go home. 

Hello, Kansas!

I’ve arrived in Lawrence! Made really great time, and now I’m just relaxing in my hotel (with my wonderful grandma). I’m excited for tomorrow’s orientation and Thursday’s lesson. We’re going to go out later and find somewhere eat. 

And it’s hot here. It was only 60 degrees at home when I left. It’s hot here. Glad I packed some lighter clothes!

Road Trip!!!

I begin my week-long trip to Kansas and back today! I’m kinda nervous and excited to be driving to KS for the first time. I’ve always flown, so I’ll get to see how much I will be coming home over the next year.. But I’m not driving by myself this time, my grandma is coming with me. It will be fun. =)

So I have orientation, which is kinda meh for me. I’ve already gone through one and I’m not really excited to have to do one again, but this is a new adventure so I’m excited to see what’s different about being at a large university vs. a small university. 
And then I get a lesson!! I haven’t had a lesson since I’ve been out of school and it’s kinda driving me crazy. It will be good to have one, even if it’s just to get an idea of what I’ll be doing over the coming year. And I really haven’t been working on anything lately… But we shall see what Dr. Stevens has to say. 

Exciting things!!