Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I surprised my family by coming home for Thanksgiving yesterday-- just showed up at their house. It is so amazing to see them again at home! The long drive was totally worth it, and the roads were mostly clear. Thanksgiving is all about being grateful for the people that you love, and I am feeling the spirit of it more than ever this year. I love my family so much! I hope everyone takes the opportunity tomorrow to reflect on all the ways God has blessed their lives. I know that just being here is one of my blessings.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Future Plans

So I watched Mr. Holland's Opus, finally. It's been on my list for years. I loved it. It inspired me and terrified me at the same time. I love how Mr. Holland (for the life of me I cannot remember his first name) was a great teacher and helped everyone make better lives and SPOILERS finally got to conduct his symphony, but it was after thirty years. I don't want to spend thirty years of my life knowing that I would rather be doing something else. I want to make a living at what I love, not what I can get by on.

In consequence of watching the film, I decided I needed to make a plan. I've been looking at colleges again, because I really want to get back to school. Although Southern Utah University is still my favorite Utah school, it's down in Cedar City, and I have fallen in love with Salt Lake. Also, I'd rather not job-hunt for as long as possible. So the school that I'd really like to go to (right now) is the University of Utah. The College of Fine Arts just announced a Musical Theatre program!

Things I am being forced to remember about college applications:
-College is VERY expensive.
-You must remember everywhere you've been for the last three years.
-They are just as stressful as college.

Anyway, the priority deadline is December 1, and I can't say how nice it would be to have all of my stuff in by then, so I'm doing my best to get it done. If I can't be working at theatre professionally, I can go to school and work towards that point.

"I think the biggest mistake people make is not trying to make a living at what they most enjoy." -Malcolm Forbes