|| a little lazy, a little bored
Ugh I really suck at studying for exams. I've been so good about studying at college, too. Basically, I DIDN'T study in high school, so technically anything would have been an improvement. I have actually managed to develop decent study habits now though. I didn't realize that until I pulled a high school and just read over my notes before a quiz a few weeks and took it in a panicked fog because I hadn't studied enough then went "Oh yeah, this is what quizzes and tests always used to feel like!". I'm really kind of proud of myself, though. My GPA doesn't reflect it well enough, but I've done very well this year. I mean it was still equivalent to a B+, which is decent, but I would have liked to do better. Stupid Gen Eds bring me down. My math class killed me last semester and this semester I suspect my science class will be the cause of my GPA death. To put it in perspective, I have gotten A's in every class that's in my major so far, including my 200 level class this semester. Once I'm done with my Gen Ed requirements (after next semester!) I think I am going to see a much higher GPA. Anyway, I've digressed.
Classes were officially over on Friday at 4 PM for me. Now I just have to survive exam week and my freshman year will be over. I'm really freaked out by that. I'm ok with it being summer, but I am really weirded out by the fact that I only have 3 more years of college after this. This year absolutely flew. It was rediculous. I love it here. I like most of my classes and professors, I love the independance, my friends are amazing... I don't want to be a year closer to the real world!
But I am half excited for summer. I will be good to see my family and Steve again, although I'm sure I'll be tired of the former pretty quickly, though I am excited to see them again at the moment. I'm going to work at the firm again and I will also be returning to Audubon Arts. The first I am ambivalent about, almost dreading it, though. The second I'm actually really excited about. At first I wasn't sure if I wanted to come back, but now that it's close I'm psyched. The staff is really fun and it will be a new bunch of kids, which is excited. I hope they're amazing as (most of) my group last year. I still have the six year olds, who I thought were the perfect age, so I'm excited. I don't know who my co-counselor will be since Cassie's not coming back. I pray they're as cool as she was.
I am going to miss my IC friends a lot this summer, though. They are some of the coolest people I have ever met. It's amazing that I found a school that has so many quirky, fun, genuinely nice people. I mean not EVERYONE her is like that, but so many are. It's not unlike the group of people at ECA, except with a broader range of majors, which makes it even more remarkable. But I really am so pleased with the new friends I have made. I love them to death and I hope that we are able to be as close next year as we were this year. Fortunately, plans are in the works to see many of them this summer. Hannah and Rachel are planning to come down to visit me and Juli at some point, which would be the funnest thing ever, pretty much, and I am hopefully going to be allowed to go up and visit them. And visting them probably means getting to see Mike Poe, too, since he and Hannah are friends and live in the same town. And if I'm up there already, Dave is really close so I'd have to swing by and see him. And even if I don't visit Dave then, me and Mandi and Dave definately need to meet up at some point over the summer. Mandi and I are about equal distance from the West Farms Mall, so once she's recovered from her surgery we will hopefully get a shopping trip in. So it will be all good. As long as we can work in some visits, I will survive. Plus I'll get to see the few Milford people I still care about while I'm hope, so that will be awesome too. I expect to see the whole gang at some point. You KNOW me and the Jackies will need to get some quality JRJ time. Hopefully Smelly will be able to come home for the spring festival and/or I'll be permitted to drive out to visit her at some point this summer. I've never been this potentially social in my life. It's amazing. I blame college. It gave me a taste of a social life and now I actually care to have one once and a while :P
Oh and I've been roomie-less this weekend, que triste! It's been a preview for my single next year, I suppose. It's always kind of weird to have this room to myself, since I'm used to sharing it, but I've been trying to pretend this weeked like only my half exists, hence a roomate is not MISSING and giving me an idea what living in a single will be like. I think I'll live. Well I mean Rachel and Hannah are going to be right upstairs and Amanda and Anna and all them will be up in the suite on the 3rd floor so it will be kind of like at home, how I have my own room in the context of a big house and I think that will be kind of nice. Mostly because I'll be able to sing without worrying about someone opening the door, at which point I have to either pretend I wasn't singing or that I'm not embarassed about getting caught, both of which are transparently false, hahaha. It's ok, though. I'm flexible. I liked having a roomate this year, but I'll be fine in my single too.
Ok, well since my Shakespeare exam is now less than 24 hours away, I better get back to studying.
Peace, love, and happiness :D