Sunday, August 24, 2008

College 101

I got to see my roommates finally!! Adrienne (my actual roommate in the middle) and Audrey (suitemate on the far right). Looking at pictures of last year.
Our Family Album.
Audrey, Xingyi, Me, and Adrienne.
This is what you do in college. Dress up and make music videos. We're cool.


After 4 months, I'm finally back.

Friday, August 22, 2008

World's Biggest Student Garage Sale

"And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common; and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need." Acts 2:45

This summer we have been studying Acts in the college class. Jeff is so passionate about the poor and it is just contagious. As we've been studying, the Lord has really put on my heart the need to live this out. I really believe that the love of stuff is such a strong temptation put forth by the enemy. I see its fruits everywhere and it breaks my heart to know that those who proclaim love for the Lord (myself DEFINITELY included) are falling into this horribly dangerous pit. So, one Saturday this September, there is going to be a garage sale. Everything will be donated from college students, children, adults, basically just people who love God. Every penny made at this sale will be going to the City Rescue Mission. Every penny. Nothing will be spent on supplies or on college class funds. Everything will be going to the poor. The Lord has put this on my heart and I know that He is going to bless it and use it for His glory.

I'm asking for two things in this post. The most important is for your prayers. The Lord hears when His children pray and He has answered SO many of my prayers in the past year. I beg you to pray for this that God may use this sale to show our community our love for them and our God. And that God will use this to cleanse us and remind us that our love for Him should far out-weigh our love of stuff. I'm also asking for your property and possessions. If any of you has things to donate, that would be absolutely amazing. We're looking for everything. Old stuff, new stuff, used and battered stuff, and stuff in really great condition. Whatever the Lord puts on your heart to give would be wonderful.

I know this was kinda a long post. Sorry. It's just something I'm incredibly passionate about right now. The Lord is so amazing and deserves all the glory!!

For all of you sitting on the edge of your seats...

I know it has been FOREVER since I posted. 11 days. That's a long time. Part of the reason I haven't posted is because my camera broke so there are no pictures to speak of. But I'll just fill you in on everything sans pictures.

Last week:
Work, work, and more work. We've lost several baristas so my shifts are usually 8 1/2 hours long now. It's exhausting!!! But I still love it (most of the time). Nothing really exciting happened during the week last week except that I watched the Olympics non-stop. Oh man oh man. I LOVE the Olympics. My friends make fun of me because I'm so edgy during them but hey, that's life.

Last weekend:
My friends from Texas came to see me!! It was such a wonderful weekend! These girls (see post down the page with pictures) were some of my friends from high school. The weird thing is, they weren't friends in high school. In fact, Amanda and I weren't really even friends in high school. But the summer before college, we became really close. Well then Carlee and Amanda went to college together, became good friends, and are now going to be roommates! It's so weird. But anyway, last weekend was so amazing getting to catch up with them and see how much each of us has grown. I love them both SO much! (Pictures to come as soon as Carlee sends them to me.)

This week:
Work, work, and more work. Again, 8 1/2 hour shifts. Exhausting. This sounds familiar. On Tuesday night my mom cooked dinner for some of my friends. She is an AMAZING cook and an even better hostess. My friends loved it.

So I know this was such an exciting post that you are all dying to go share it with your friends. So share away.

Monday, August 11, 2008

To-Do List

In just 12 days I will be moving back into the dorms.

Things I need to do before then:
- Plan a birthday party
- Help cook for all my friends two different times
- Change my schedule to be a math minor
- Turn in checks and such for piano lessons
- Buy/make decorations for my living room
- Start writing lessons for my Wednesday night Bible class
- Learn and memorize 4 different piano pieces

Things I will be doing once the semester starts:
- 15 or so hours of classes
- Working at Starbucks
- Teaching piano lessons
- Organizing a garage sale (post on this to come)
- Teaching a Wednesday night Bible class
- Practicing 14 hours a week for voice and piano (ha! yeah right)
- Rushing a club
- Auditioning for the musical
- Being a chorale secretary

I'm sure there is more for each list. Mainly, this is for me to look back on but also to show you how insane I am sometimes in taking on too many things at once. Don't worry though, I definitely come by this honestly. Any of you who know my mom, ok, so all of you... know that she is the exact same way. (Mom, don't try to argue.)

Saturday, August 9, 2008


In one week I will get to see both of these beautiful ladies (Amanda and Carlee) and I can't tell you how freaking excited I am.

I Will NEVER Take Math Again

I said those words many, many times as I ended high school. To anyone who would listen really. And I believed them with all of my heart. I had ended high school with 3 years of horrible math teachers and 2 years of INCREDIBLY hard physics (but with one of the most amazing teachers ever) and I was burnt out. I was going off to college to be a Music Education major who would never EVER take any type of mathematics ever again.

So on Thursday, I decided to add a minor in math. I think I just needed a year off to realize how much I actually love doing math and how much of my hatred for it grew out of my intense dislike of my classroom situations in high school. I still want to be a choir director and know that is where I'll eventually end up. But, it wouldn't hurt to be able to have something to "fall back on." I know musicians don't always make the best money, so when times get tough, I can tutor or something like that. Math tutors are always needed.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

This Could Be a Problem

Last night I distinctly remember taking my hair down before bed. I got home around 1:30. My parents were asleep so I was trying to be as quiet as possible and turn on as little lights as possible. I took my bobby pins out and set them on my dresser. I took my hair tie out and put it on my wrist. I remember looking at my wrist and thinking it was weird that I was wearing two hair ties because I usually don't have any on my wrist and have to borrow some. I distinctly remember all these things. Hair down. Hair ties on wrist.

I woke up this morning with braided pigtails and no hair ties on my wrist. Um. What??? I had to think for about 5 minutes whether I had slept in pigtails or not. Answer: no. "Hair down. Hair ties on wrist." What happened??? Now, I have been known to sleep-walk. Actually, I sleep-walk a lot. When I was little it was a lot worse. I thought that I had all this down. I thought I woke myself up anytime I slept-walk now. Apparently not. Apparently I braid my hair into pigtails in the middle of the night in my sleep. And this scares me. There is no telling what else I do in my sleep.