The Best Year?

Salvete Amici,

Being a freshman was fun.  And just like all other good things, I don’t want it to come to an end.  But it must.  We all move on to new and greater things at some point.  I mean, if I think back on it, there are so many times when I did not want to change, and then the change turned out to be fun:

  • I never wanted to move houses, but I have had wonderful memories in each new house to which I’ve moved.
  • I rarely want to watch the old movies my dad insists on showing us, but they always turn out to be really good!  (Well, that’s not really a change…)
  • I was really frightened of learning to drive, and now I’m starting to enjoy it.

And now, here I am, reluctant to let go of the title “freshman.”  Why is that?  I should excited to be growing older, (and hopefully wiser).

The truth is, every time something changes, it actually stays very much the same.  I thought  my life would change drastically when I turned 18.  But I’m still the same silly, excited, muddled girl that I was when I was 12.  However, I became more confident, and I met new people, and I became more independent, and I had new experiences.

It can only get better.

I just have to embrace it.

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Fall Break

Salvete Amici,

Today is the last day of fall break for me.  I’ll only have one class tomorrow, though, so it’ll be a nice way of easing back into school.

Many things have happened, but I don’t want to be too long-winded (since I’m trying to catch up on a bit of reading for tomorrow) so here’s a list:

1.  I’m a clubhead!  My group is called Sacred Harp*, and it’s a type of old American a capella singing with roots in the Primitive Baptist tradition.

2.  I changed my major.  At first I thought I was going to be Bio, now I’m leaning more towards Math.

3.  I’ve started taking driving lessons, and I’m practicing every day!

4.  I popped a tire during my practice yesterday, and I felt so bad 😀  But it was really fun replacing it with my dad.

5.  I met some smart, interesting, awesome friends at college.

6.  Mr. Buddy pooped on my sister’s bed.

That’s all for now,

Happy Fall!

Peace,

~Pindari

*For more examples of Sacred Harp songs, please check my Links page!

Sloth

It’s a little past the middle of the summer, and I have no ability or urge to do anything.  Here’s the lowdown:

Creativity –  I haven’t been able to draw for months; I haven’t written any stories; all blog posts I attempt are messy and stiff.

Driving – A recent driving scare has lowered my confidence.

Work – I have some unfinished homework from the year which has been neglected.

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I think I worked so hard this school year that my mind recoils from anything faintly resembling work.  But that’s a problem.  I’m going to be a college student in a month!!  I’m going to be working harder than ever before.

Is this just a summer thing?  What if I can’t muster the strength to push my sloth away?

How am I going to succeed as a college student if I don’t want to do anything?

I Got My Permit!

And now that I’ve been through that experience, I want to share some tips with other future test-takers:

1.  Study lightly, but well.  You don’t have to read the whole DMV manual.  The most important chapter is the one on road signs.  Then, take practice tests a few days before,  and the day of the test.  I highly recommend this site.

2.  Dress nicely!  They will be taking a picture of you, so make sure you look presentable.

3.  Bring money.  The permit test doesn’t cost anything, but the picture, your future license, and the forms they’ll give you will cost  around $80.

4.  Relax.  It’s only 20 questions, don’t go crazy, you’ll do fine.  If you don’t, just study some more and take it again.

Hope that helps!

Peace,

~Pindari