Wednesday, August 17, 2011

So shiny and new!

I'm at this new school now and I am thoroughly enjoying myself here.  I only have one class currently, but my regular schedule will be starting up next week.  Theory classes, band practices, worship and accountability...good freaking times!

What I'm finding myself most drawn to about this school is the way they go about community.  Last week we had a morning in the park and we all played some intense ultimate frisbee.  That's not what got me jacked.  What got me going was the fact that a good handful of the faculty joined and played just as intensely as the rest of us.  Last night, we had a drive in movie night in our own parking lot.  Some of the students brought out their couches or lent the beds of their trucks for others to sit in.  Tomorrow? We're getting snow cones!

Another thing I'm loving about this school is how they treat us like adults.  The rules are actually fairly minimal.  I find no reason to go against what they are asking of me.  Yet, I'm finding some other students around here wanting to rebel.  These are the people I'm also finding aren't really worth my time.  Why? Not because I don't like them, but because I don't want any more of that rebellious spirit in me- I've got plenty of that to deal with all by myself.

The verse in 1 Corinthians has been slapping me in the face quite a bit the past two weeks- "Everything is permissible but not everything is beneficial." I haven't felt this overwhelming, compelling need to rebel, but I want this verse to kick me up the pants if/when I find myself starting to toe the line. 

This school is a nice, fresh start for me.  I'd like to keep the self-inflicted heartaches to a minimum while I'm here.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Heat is a Killer

I have been living in my apartment for three days now... but I have only spent one night sleeping in it. Why? Because the air conditioning is busted. Sunday, our room was over 90 degrees. Yesterday, it cooled off to a balmy 88. Next door to my roomies and I, 70.

One of these days, I will be able to fully enjoy my own room in my own apartment. Until then, I'll just have to sweat it out.

I thought I would be missing my car a lot more than I am. Although I miss the freedom of being able to go wherever I want whenever I want, there haven't been many places for me to go exploring that aren't on the trolley line or within walking distance. All of the students received a 6 month trolley pass. The trolley runs from the front of our apartments to the front of the school- so nice!!!! Even if I had a vehicle, I wouldn't be able to park on campus- there is virtually no place to park.

There really isn't much beyond that to share. I finally got my little dreamy MacBook Pro whom I have lovingly named Rory. He is now my technological boyfriend and we are madly in love. One of my classes started yesterday and it is pretty interesting. My teacher is pretty sweet and makes the class fun and a lot more bearable- that says a lot considering it's a 4 hour class.

That's all. Bye!