Right, well... way too much junk has gone on since I last wrote to recap but I sufficeth me to say (can you tell I've been studying the scriptures this year? Oh, and think about retrospect guys, Mormon condensed 300 years in 4th Nephi into like 4 pages, so I'm not doing too bad) that things got better with my room mates, not perfect, not exactly friendly, but "that 'friend' you've got at school who you talk to because they're the only person you know in the class but you would never actually ask them to hang out with you"..ly. If that makes any sense. I got all A's this semester and as a result I got a scholarship for next year and my GPA is now a solid 3.8 (which is always awesome, but is particularly important since I'm hoping to get into the Advertising program next year). I found a new apartment for next year where I'll be living with Autumn and 4 other strangers. It's a lot closer to campus than Wyview and you can paint, so here's hoping the people we room with turn out well. I fell in love.... with advertising (admit it, your heart skipped a beat or two there) and I'm crazy excited to work in the Ad lab next year and really really want to get into the program. And now I'm at home, trying to get a job, hanging out with my wacky family, and planning my attack up to Bellingham to see the associates. Right now I'm waiting for phase two to complete.
Next year I'll be taking Social Dance II, Doctrine & Covenants I, The New Testament, Japanese I, Fundamentals of Literary Interpretation and Criticism (oohhh, exciting), and Composing Personal History (although this might change). My schedule's a little wonky but not a lot I can do about that what with classes being when they are. After Fall semester I'll be finished with my generals except for two, and I'll be started with my English minor. If all goes according to plan (because that always happens) I'll be done with school in a little more than 2 years. Hmmm, out of school and knocking socks off at an ad agency by or before I'm 21? Sounds like a good plan. But, who knows, life plans get kinks in them all the time. I guess we'll just see what happens.
Right now, I'm just going to focus on the summer. I've got a lot of things I want to get done, but we'll see how many of them actually get accomplished. To keep myself a little more accountable, I'll share them with you.
- Run/bike/swim/hike/etc. a total of 80 miles, roughly the distance from house to the Canadian border. So far I'm at 6.6
Get a job! (I've been working on it, but I think my parents might exile me if I don't find one soon =P)
- Complete the beginner guitar course. There are 99 lessons, I'm currently on lesson 15.
Keep my blog updated
- Keep a journal again (I'm so bad at keeping one)
- Make that darned Scrapbook
Operation "Secret Cookie Mission 2: WITWIJB" with Hillary and Scott if he wants to come Crochet something awesome, or knit something if Hillary teaches me how Bug the heck out of my associates in Bellingham
- Go camping at least once
- Go hiking at least 3 time
Have at least 1 movie marathon Watch some of the half dozen or so show the associates have been trying to get me to watch (Star Trek, Firefly, Legend of Kora, Sherlock, Merlin... I think that's it) and watch the rest of Lost Go to the beach at least once
- Learn to play at least 1/4 of the hymns, although this might be a problem if we don't have a hymn book, so maybe just practice the piano, I've got a book I can work from.
- Finish my mom's super secret awesome birthday present
Create my portfolio and commercial to apply for the ad program and study for the test Make a dent in my "to read" list (currently consisting of 23 books) And of course magnify my new calling as Ward Missionary (got to admit, pretty excited about that one)
I think that's it, but I'm sure other things will be sure to show up as the summer lulls on. Well, I'm off! But I'll be back next week, if not sooner. Pinky swear!