There were some good things from last semester too. I was able to prove to my harp teacher and orchestra conductor that I did have the skill level to perform one of the orchestra pieces... Tzigane by Ravel (it has one of the hardest harp cadenzas ever written). I was able to make good friends with one person... Nicchi. We had a lot of fun last semester cooking, studying, and our twice a week lunch before our history class. She really helped me through my semester. I was also able to pass all of my piano proficiency in one semester! :-) Oh, and I started learning French (J'apprend le francais. Je joue le harp. J'aime la musique.). :-D
But enough about last year, I am about to start my second semester at CU and I am determined to make it a better semester and a better year. I am already starting out the semester better because I found a new roommate... (the last place/roommates were pretty horrible). The place is in a much better area of the city, and I'll have my own room... which I recommend for anyone in college, it can make all the difference in your college experience. :-P Oh, an my new roommate is awesome! She is super sweet and we hit it off really well. Our other two roommates are my roommates two guinea pigs, Fabio and Luigi. :-) I think that we are going to have a lot of fun this semester but it might get a bit confusing at times considering how close our names are... mine being Lauren and her's being Laura. LOL
I have a few goals for this semester and for the rest of my time at CU. I am determined to be a better, more dedicated student and musician and to blow my teachers away. I have also told myself that I am done with all the drama that goes on at school... I am there to learn and to grow and all the drama just inhibits that. I am also going to get along with and trust my teachers advice more. :-)
My biggest goal is to try and remain stress free as I have about 11 classes this semester... but only about 15-16 units. It's still very demanding. But, I am super excited because I have three classes besides my music classes that I can meet people outside of the music department. Those classes are French 2, Cross Training/Flexibility, and Ultimate Frisbee. :-)
On a non school note... I'd like you to meet my families newest furry family member. Her name is Penelope. She's eight weeks old and only weighs two and a half pounds.