Yesterday I got coffee with Emilia. She filled me in on her senior year thus far, and I updated her about what I've learned about college (dorm assignment, job placement, etc.). It was nice to chat like we used to in AICE Chemistry. I'm going to miss her when I'm away, but she and I will definitely reunite whenever I'm home.
I am becoming more used to waking up at nine (as opposed to you know, noon) and I find I am much more productive. Go figure. Seriously, though, I've knocked off several items on my to-do list before I've gone out with a friend in the afternoon and it feels empowering. I am slowly organizing more things to pack or ship to college. The key will be to stay calm and not leave it all to the last minute, which I've done a pretty job with already. My biggest fear is over-packing so I try to be very thoughtful of everything I get, including office supplies. I heard that most classes will require traditional paper and pen note-taking -- a relief since I bought a few to use.
Speaking of school supplies, my back-to-school haul video will probably be uploaded tomorrow!
Today I went to Brianna's house for a fairly impromptu art lesson. She had expressed interest in learning more about drawing (and painting) and I offered to help! The biggest thing is just practicing the techniques, however, and most of the time was spent explaining past projects I've done. She said she didn't mind but I felt like a bad teacher! Hopefully she enjoys her 3D class in the spring and when I'm home for winter break we can continue. Hanging out with her is always a lot of fun and I plan to write her while I'm away.
The band Freelance Whales posted a Facebook saying that had tour dates planned. Of course they'll be playing a concert in Minneapolis at an 18+ venue a mere FIVE DAYS before my 18th birthday. That's just my luck. I'm curious if anyone has had experience with this same problem. I don't even know if they will ID me. I really, really, want to go! Basically of any band I'd love to see live, it's them! (The one exception being Coldplay.)
Days until I start college: 13
Days until my birthday: 53