Well, what can I say? The worst has happened. The one thing I swore to myself I wouldn't do...I have done. I stopped blogging! (gasp!) I haven't had a real post since August, and this really is appalling.
I don't mean to presume that anyone cares whether or not I have fallen off the face of the earth, but in the off chance that a couple of you do, here is an update.
School is awesome. Awesome, awesome, awesome!
From my roommates, to my classes, to the massive amounts of mac n cheese, it's awesome.
The first month of college has flown by, but I'm loving every minute of it. I'm finally all settled into my dorm room, and I'm quite happy with my Liberty of London bedding.
My roommate, Erin, is pretty much amazing. She is constantly surprising me with her love of musicals and rap music. She is the glue that holds the 4204 suite family together, and we are applying to live together next year as well. Liz and I had a great time at the K-State game together over Labor Day, and an awesome road trip back to school. Hannah is the peanut butter to my Oreos. Literally. She pushes me at the gym, but always knows when it's time to get serious and break out the ice cream. We've started a quote book, and it's difficult not to write down everything that is said. I won the roommate lottery with these girls!
My class schedule isn't too bad, and I get along great with all the other students. I have a music class every day at 8:30, which keeps me feeling exhausted. Besides that, I'm taking French, a Book Discuss class, Master Piano Class, Piano Accompanying class, Chorus, and piano lessons. My suitemate Hannah and I are stumbling through French class together. Our professor is very animated, and it makes me miss the Frechet's very, very much.
The Kite Runner was the selection for my Book Discuss class, which was taught by my advisor. I really enjoyed having a class where everyone had enough time to share there thoughts and ideas without being judged. When it was my day to lead the discussion, I brought peanut chicken skewers, which were a huge hit!
There are 4 Megans in my music class, so I am Megan Augusta. Being a music major is a love hate relationship. On the one hand, I was ecstatic over getting a key to the Piano Major practice room, and when I walk into the performance hall in the music building, I suddenly realize that my entire well being rests on preforming on that stage. On the other hand, I am constantly drained. On Tuesdays, I am only in my dorm room for one hour between 8:30am and 8:30pm. I cry over melodic dictation, and want to scream at the people who call my major "cute". But alas, c'est la vie!
Despite my mother's fear of malnutrition, I'm eating more than I ever could have imagined possible. Mac n Cheese has become my new best friend, and thanks to Matthew Riordan, I frequently make peanut butter and jelly waffles.
My roommates and I all went through Rush, and I am now an Alpha Gamma Delta! I love being able to call Erin my sister, along with 40 other freshman girls. We are social butterflies, attending every party and philanthropy event possible. My pledge mom's name is April, which just proves that God knows how important it is for me to always have one in my life. She even calls me "babycakes"!
I had a great time with my mother on family day. She didn't let go of me for more than five minutes, but I missed all her love. I was impressed that she waited until the other parents left before she started cleaning, unlike Erin's mom, who made her bed in the first two minutes.
This weekend I popped over to St. Louis for the ever wonderful pastime that my family is obsessed with: hockey! I was amazed at how quickly I fell back into the routine of jackets and blankets, Starbucks and fast food, and not to mention that ever distinctive smell.
It's bittersweet to leave for my St. Joe home, yet return to my new home here. I miss everyone dearly, but am somehow consoled by the fact that Tuesday classes continued after graduation.
I adore getting mail, weather it be tea bags or colored pictures (they are all hung on my wall!)
West Campus Suites 4204
215 W. Normal Street
Kirksville, MO 63501
Bonne journée mes chéries,
p.s. Check back soon for a tour of my room/ Kite Runner review/ a story of Starbucks!
And if you managed to make it all the way to the bottom, I will be home for Fall Break October 21-24. I post a tea invite as soon as the details are worked out!