I've had a really good week. Especially Wednesday where I was, finally, able to play a song that I've had trouble with on the marimba with little to no mistakes. It's one of our harder songs, Rudolph thought we should do it because most of the people that are participating in the World Music ensemble have been working on this stuff for over two years now so we needed to increase the difficulty of our songs. I was frustrated at first because I'm usually able to play the song without having to try too hard and it was really kicking my butt. But now I know what I was doing wrong, so things can only improve from there.
And that's why I'm happy about Thursday as well. My bass lesson went better than ever and I think I can say that I enjoy the bass a lot more than the electric/acoustic guitar though I just love the guitar in general. For the first time I was able to figure out the chords/notes for three of my favorite songs by my ear alone. My instructor said that I'm very good at figuring out how to play by ear, especially with the lower notes, and he was impressed hat I was able to figure out three songs in two weeks' time. Now I'm going to try some more to see how well I do with those. Of course not everything I write down in tabs is perfect, there's always a few notes that are off here and there, but I haven't felt that iI really knew what I was doing until then and it makes me excited to keep practicing as much as possible.
Yesterday was Friday and it was Gold and Greenway Day. The whole campus had a day off, to go hiking and to have a cookout and play field games. AND my sisters and I went and saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I'm not going to spoil anything, but it was amazing. The previews were great and now we have it planned to see The Amazing Spider-man 2 and X-men: Days of Future Past. The best thing is that they're opening relatively close to each other so we don't have long to wait.
To round things off, today was a literary festival at school with a couple of poets and novelists coming to campus to do some readings. It was pretty cool, they were able to give me some insight to improve my writing just by listening to what they had written.
Here's the part that I really wanted to talk about. With graduation coming up and everyone figuring out what they want to do once we leave university, I feel like the one person that doesn't know. I'm currently looking for a job that can start my career but at the same time, I've thought of something else I may was to pursue. Public Relations. It would take in a lot of different aspects of myself that I think I have strong instances of. I like to write and be creative, I'm outgoing and like to talk to people, I like to design things, and I have instances where I can think critically and analytically (as my major in English has taught me to do) and I think it's a career path I could really shine in.
All in all, things have been good lately and they can only get better.
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