May 16, 2012
I am sad to report that this is my last blog of the school year, readers. I have half a college degree, when did that happen?! I finished three final papers and one written music theory test earlier this week, thus beginning my summer as early as possible. I can honestly say that I have not learned more in one academic year than I have this year, though I have also never been as burnt out on school as I am now. These days between school and home will be cherished, no doubt.
My longest and most in-depth final paper was for my Research Methods class as I related in one of my earlier posts. With a final page count of 19, I was relieved and proud to turn it in. The other 8-page and 5-page final papers seemed so much easier compared to that beast. The music theory test was a breeze, and I am excited for my music education to continue next year with history. My days now consist of last moments with friends, packing up my things, attending a few more symphony rehearsals and making up for all the sun I missed cooped up in the library this year.
This summer I will be at home in Washington again, working at the same local store as last summer making ice cream. Apparently they have added a pizza oven in the last year to all there other food offerings, so I am excited to learn about that as well. As if one job were not enough, I am also a marketing intern at a non-profit music center. With only ten days off in July for the ELCA Youth Gathering, my summer is going to be so busy, but I would not have it any other way!
Reflecting back on college so far, I cannot believe that it has been two years since I took this huge leap of faith to come to Luther. I have no doubt that there will be more leaps of faith in my future (in two years, for instance), but I can only hope that they have the same life-changing result like this one. I can’t recall if I have written this in an earlier post, but I had only been to the Midwest two or three times in my entire life, including my one and only visit to Luther, before unpacking my things the first day. There were many times that I thought, “What was I thinking?! What if it hadn’t worked out so well?” All I think now is how thankful I am that it has.