Thinking Back, Looking Forward

I can’t leave anything the same for very long–the design for my blog, furniture in my dorm room, or even what I carry around with me in my backpack. The urge to change things becomes to strong for me to ignore. That’s also how I’m feeling about this new year coming up. Some things I’ve been doing have been working for me, but others have not. So you know what? I’m thinking of changing things up a bit. However, I wanted to look back on a few things that have happened the past few months. So I’m going to break this one into two different posts–one thinking back and another looking forward.

This past semester I did something I never thought I would do. I was part of the ensemble in the homecoming musical for my school. We did a production of Carousel. It definitely took up more time than I thought it would and challenged me vocally, but it was so worth it. I had fun learning the music and the moves. I had a lot of fun interacting with everyone else on set. I even enjoyed the few hours I put in at the scene shop to work on the set. However, when all was said and done, I am not doing anything like that again any time soon. I have a higher appreciation for all the work that goes into a production like that, but have realized that it’s not something I want to do with any frequency. I already thought I was a pretty disciplined person, but taking on this activity along with everything else taught me how to manage my time even better.

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Carousel Rehearsal

Along the lines of theater, Chorale performed for Freed-Hardeman’s 51st Annual Benefit Dinner. This was a big deal for us. This was probably the largest audience we’ve ever had and it was amazing! There’s nothing better than getting on a stage with my favorite group of people and blowing the audience away. We have a wonderful director and I know we wouldn’t be where we are without him.

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Chorale performing One Day More(Les Miserable)

Another experience I’ve had is that I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed. The surgery itself went great and I only had local anesthesia! During the following week I had to have a lot of patience(so did my parents). I couldn’t eat like I normally did and I’m still not back to normal. I was uncomfortable a lot of the time, but I wasn’t really in pain. I was so thankful to have my mom around to help me out with everything and she was awesome! I don’t want to even think what it would’ve been like without her around.

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It’s been a tough one, but all in all I’ve had a good year. The Lord has taken care of me and my family in so many ways throughout the year. I know He will continue to do so this next year. In my next post(in a few days) check out how I’m going to look forward to change things up a bit.

 

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