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Friday, March 16, 2012

Time flies when you're having fun...but am I ready for the future?

As spring break approaches, I still find it weird that I’m a junior and next year I’ll be a senior. Because in only a few more months I’ll be filling out college apps and counting down the days until college. 

Time at GA has flown by so fast. Honestly it feels like it was just a few weeks ago that I walked into the Middle school (polo buttoned up… yes all the way up and wearing the awkward fitting Lands End chino-pant things). I’m excited about the future but also nervous at the same time. I want to see the world, but don’t want to leave my little bubble. I’m sure that these feelings are normal. To be honest, I was apprehensive about going to GA at first. After all, it was a private school and I had only heard so many “good” things about those types of schools. But GA turned out to be one of the best things that have ever happened. So honestly I shouldn’t sweat about the future. I’ll be just fine.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lights, Camera, Action!

 (My thoughts a few weeks ago...)

Being in my first musical is a completely eye opening experience. It feels really weird to act like a completely different person on stage, but I love it. The students who I am acting with are really amazing, and I'm sure this show will be great! It's so different from anything else I've done, and I'm so glad I chose to do it! I can't wait for the show! Stay tuned :)

 (My thoughts this week)....

"Urinetown" (the musical) was AMAZING! The energy was unbelievable, and I am so proud of all my cast mates, crew, choreographer, and directors who put the show together. The three months of rehearsals was so worth it. Every single person was incredible, and I am so thankful I got the opportunity to work with them. 


Thursday, March 8, 2012

A father/son kind of day....

I was assigned to write a personal essay for English class. Recently, we have been going over short stories relating to the theme of parent/child relationships. I wrote a story on how there was this weekend when I worked with my Dad to cut and stack logs, and how this painful work brought us together in the end. 

As I normally do not love writing assignments, as soon as I sat down for this one, I could not stop writing. It felt good to write about something more about me and express myself in a story through the personal essay. I told my teacher how I enjoyed it, and she was glad to hear it. I was glad to receive the support from my teacher and hopefully this will boost my confidence for later assignments to come.


Monday, March 5, 2012

"It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's...a Hovercraft?"

There is nothing like a good laugh here and there…as I was typing up a paper after school the other day and my physics teacher, Mrs. G, took a hovercraft…yes I said hovercraft…out of her classroom and put her daughter on it.  I was in disbelief as I saw the UFO elevate her daughter off the ground and through the halls.  Luckily she didn’t bump into any of the sculptures in the junior art exhibit!!