Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It's the last time, I promise!

Today I finished the very last final of my college career.

I graduate tomorrow.

How strange is that??!?!

And one thing that I'm adding to my pet peeves list: people asking me what my post-college plans are. But that's a whole can of worms I won't touch on right now.

In other news, the ballroom dance concert is over with and I am officially not working on any productions or performances at the moment. That has not happened in a long time. Sure, I've already agreed on another production, but our rehearsals won't start until fall... so I'm all good, right?

Going back to the ballroom concert... I promise, this is probably the last time I'll ever post about my ballroom adventures. Kinda sad, but that's how it goes. Despite the bruised knees from our "sausage rolls" trick and the exhaustion of having multiple 6 AM rehearsals where we just danced and danced for 2 hours straight, the concert ended up being a very fun experience. Even though I hopped on the ballroom bandwagon a little too late in my life, I'm still glad I got the chance to do it this past year. It's been an experience like no other.

Not to mention these Jive dresses were super fun to wear.

I guess one good thing that comes out of graduating is that I don't feel guilty about taking time to write blog posts when I should be doing homework... so I'm tempted to promise you all that I'll update this thing more frequently now :P

Good timing too, because we've got some big things coming up, such as moving! It's nothing too special, just from one apartment complex to another, but it's new for us, and change is needed every now and then, right? When you get down to it... this should be a good summer.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Because Gene Kelly is that awesome

You guys. I'm done with the month of March. You don't even know how happy I am about that.

I've had a nice, long, hard month full of ballroom competitions and performances, plenty of homework, and a one-month rehearsal process for the production Jimmy Stewart Goes to Hollywood. We just had our performances this weekend, so the amount of things I have to do in April is half of what I was doing in March. Are there still projects and papers? Yes. Is there still a big, fancy ballroom concert to prepare for that I'm having three 6:30 AM rehearsals for this week? Yes. But there are only two weeks of classes left in my college career - then finals - then graduation!

Meanwhile, let me show off these bright, happy yellow dresses that we used for one of our most recent performances. We did a quickstep to the song "Good Morning" and so I had Gene Kelly constantly echoing in my head, while simultaneously doing a play where the all the characters are from the golden age of Hollywood. Lots of classics in my life. Because people like Jimmy Stewart, Gene Kelly, and Ginger Rogers are all so great.

Happy yellow dresses. I think they're my favorite costume we've had (although I have not seen what costumes we'll be wearing for the concert yet).

Needless to say, every time I'm around my team members in the morning this song is bound to come up. Who can't spend a month working on a quickstep to "Good Morning" and not start singing it every morning?!

Happy end of March, everyone. The green buds that are appearing on the trees are telling me it's going to be a good month.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Come to me!

Spring! I swear, it's just right there! It's so close! I feel like I mention it in every post, but I just want spring!

Alright. Now that I've written 4 sentences with exclamation marks in a row, I'm good. I'm all good.

Normally, March and I are pretty good friends. It's such a long month because there are no holidays or anything, and BYU does not do spring break... so I don't even have that to look forward to. However, there's a light at the end of the March tunnel. In two weeks I'll be wrapping up my current theatre project, and I have promised myself to take a break from theatre while I finish my last month of school and get through graduation. There, now it's public and I have to stick to it! Ha! I'm such a yes-women, I don't know how to say no to projects.

Anyways, April will be a great month. I'm calling it now. Meanwhile, I'm working through my stress.

Meanwhile, yay for winning European chocolate in my class because I came up with a stinkin' good thesis statement in our thesis statement bracket contest. Yay for having fun at my very last DanceSport competitions. Yay for pizza and sparkling cider. Yay for sunshine and wind storms. Yay for cute black and white pictures (Collette, you're too cute!)

Yay for...... life. Yeah. Yay for life.

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