This is Just a Life Update, Don’t Get Too Excited

Ugh. I forgot WordPress changed things again.

This is going to be highly boring, because my head hurts and I didn’t want to think of a creative thing to post about (or write an actual piece of fiction for you). Maybe in the future.

Don’t hold your breath.

So, classes started last Wednesday, so I’ve now gone through a full cycle of all my classes. And … I’m pretty down with them.

Being on Zoom is a little tough – it’s hard to get out of my room (and after quarantine, I’ve had plenty of staying in my own room all day every day) and I’m finding it harder to get in the correct “I am in school, it’s school time” headspace.

The classes themselves, though, are all good. Interesting even if they’re a little out of my wheelhouse (I’m looking at you, Introduction to Logic).

My business class (Business Research and Development, aka How To Use Excel) is not as daunting as I thought it would be, content-wise, but it is an unbelievable amount of work. The weekly outlines of “complete before class” is kind of … now, the word “ridiculous” isn’t fair, because all the work makes sense, but it is a lot of work per single week. That’s the point here.

However, the content has such tangible, practical application that I’m not finding it to be too overwhelming, at least not yet. It does take me longer than I’m used to setting aside for assignments, though – it is just a tad more math-y than I usually tend to go.

I better get used to that if I want to minor in business.

My voice acting class? Bros. It is so cool. We’ve already done one full cycle through the recording booth, reading our first commercial side. I was nervous (because what doesn’t make me nervous?) but it was actually super fun. I’m really interested to get to the animation unit, because I think character differentiation will be a challenge for me, but I’m excited to tackle it.

Last night were auditions for the fall show, WROL (Without Rule of Law) by Michaela Jeffery. I really like the play itself.

(How do we intend to do a show when we’re not allowed live audiences, you ask? Well, we’re going to rehearse like a play and film like a movie. Yeah, it is super cool. I’m excited as heck).

I felt tons better going into auditions this year than I did last year. I know what the oh-so scary realm of University Theatre is now, I knew exactly who I was auditioning for, yada yada. Of course I still got nervous walking into the room – you always get nervous walking into the room – but I felt good about my monologue and the sides were super fun.

Of course, since I felt fine emotionally, my headache had to choose yesterday to be super bad, but I powered through it. Because what else can you do?

Auditions were kind of snappy. (“Snappy” is a relative term – we were out before 10:00. That is snappy in audition land).

Our director sent out the cast list just before 8:00 this morning. I got cast! I’m still not quite over The Tempest, but I am super duper excited to be a part of this project. It’s going to be very unique and a big challenge, and I’m excited to grow (especially because I’m not in any acting classes this semester [excepting my voice acting class, I mean, but that’s different]).

Anyway. That’s where I’m at. I have a couple other classes going on, but nothing super outstanding to report. It’s just classes. I’m glad to have some structure again, and I really did miss it up here. I didn’t really realize I’d missed it until I got back and got into the groove, because I got so comfy being back home. But I did.

My hall is great, as well; I lucked out. Since your dorm hall are the only people you’re allowed to interact with normally, I’m really glad we all get along or the year’d be miserable. But they’re all great and we’re bonded already.

OH! And, like a real family, we have a dog! One of the girls got approved to have her in dorms because she’s an emotional support dog. She’s a mini goldendoodle and her name is Penny and she’s my favorite thing on the planet.

I love dogs, guys, and I GET TO HAVE ONE IN MY LIFE! Living NEXT DOOR to me!

It is very good.


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