I haven't written a blog in so long. I used blog almost daily, but this past year has been so insane, it's all just stopped.
So, I'm writing to commemorate this being the LAST DAY of my junior year in college. Without a doubt, this has been the most stressful, emotionally trying year of my life so far. I'm sure I'll have hurdles in the future, but all I can say now is that I am SO happy this year is OVER!
It started with a move from a beautiful, spacious, fun apartment with my best friend in the whole entire world, to back home in Katy. This meant long drives, long days, and most of all less time with the BFF. But, I guess I got used to it and so did Aij. It's not awful, but it's not a cake walk either. I'd choose Amli over Katy any day. It's not the company, I love my family, but geographically - Katy sucks. I heard Miley Cyrus' "The Climb" today - it was my theme song during this time.
After the fall semester I thought I was going to die. I thought THAT was a hard semester. That's why the Christmas cruise was especially amazing. I could not have asked for a more perfect week spending time with my favorite members of my family. Laughing with Emily is one the best things I remember about my childhood, and there was lots of that during the trip. It was also really cute how much Daniel missed me! =)
January was pretty amazing; getting engaged! Totally thinking we didn't have the money, Daniel figured it out somehow and managed to buy me the most perfectly beautiful ring. After a delicious dinner at '"our spot" Grand Lux Cafe, and before a free dessert he popped the question in the cutest, most appropriate way.
From there - school almost just swallowed me whole. Like Jonah and the whale. I don't know what it was about this semester. I took 4 classes instead of 5 and it was still the craziest, most busy, hardest semester ever. Video Production was confusing and unfair. Databases was a joke. I almost got intentionally dropped by the professor for Graphic Production. I missed the freaking MIDTERM for Graphics, also. In addition, I became appointed to Dir of PR for SGA, and it started taking a lot of time. Well, not really any more than it did before, when I did it unofficially. (Not complaining about this really - I love being Dir of PR.) But also, Aijah didn't get Speaker, that made me sad.
However, for my birthday, I received a little taste of what the summer will hold. My awesome family (they are ALL family) conspired together under the direction of Daniel to buy me an iPad!! It's in Hong Kong right now. I will get it on the 17th!
Aijah and I have declared this summer to be "The Summer of Fun" to make up for all the stress, tears, worry, and everything bad that was this school year. (And last summer - all we did was work. Ew.) So, we made a list of things to do and places to see. We'd like to go to the beach (maybe several times), Schlitterbahn (New Braunfels), Fiesta Texas @ San Antonio, Shopping in San Marcos, the Drive-In Movie Theater in Magnolia, and get massages. There might be more, but this is our tentative list. I am SO excited for this summer - more than I ever have been for a summer.
So, let's hope and pray for good finances and schedules so it can all happen!