It’s been a rather long time since I posted something (on the day it was written that is. I’m still gradually posting my entries from my Romania trip back in March). Here is whats been going on!
When I last posted it was mid-April and I had only just resurfaced onto the internet after being away for all of March. The month of April my roommate D and I stayed with our own families at home. We had classes, took a weekend trip down to Fargo to visit and help at a sister church down there, and helped prepare for the mission weekend our church was having May 2-4. That last weekend was a blast. We put together the centerpieces for all the tables (I think it was like 40ish centrepieces… We cut the branches, printed, folded, and glued little flags on them and arranged them all in vases. More time consuming and complicated than one might think but all good fun!) We chopped, peeled, washed, cut, stirred, and behaved like wonderful little sous chiefs in the kitchen for two days ahead of time to help put together the giant feast! (It was soooooo tasty! Dishes from countries all over the world, smelt amazing and tasted AHH so good! =D)
Then, on May the Fourth (yes, Star Wars day =D) I graduated from the Internship program I was in this past year. My three classmates/friends/buddies-ol’-pals and I had a short little graduation ceremony at church that morning where we received our certificates of graduation and were then sent off, back out into the world of “real-life” =D
L-R: J, B, me, and D after our graduation on May 4, 2014
(Sidenote: If you’re interested in doing this program you can find more information on the website, here, or by liking the facebook page, here. Room-and-board options are available for people who don’t live in Winnipeg and don’t worry, there is no age limit, you can have just graduated high school or have grandkids graduating high school =D).
Then it was May and I had no school and my siblings were still in school and my parents were working and I was only working part-time because my current job wasn’t able to up me to full-time for the summer and so I had a lot of time spent at home with just the dog for company… I watched three seasons of Chuck, two season of Orphan Black, lots of Primeval, started rereading the Hobbit (still going), and ate a lot of candy bars. One day I went out and went through the local mall and handed out resumes (for a second part-time job) and that went okay but I didn’t hear back from anyone for like three weeks… I had never heard back from the University of British Columbia where I had applied in December so during mopey-May I reapplied to the university I was at in 2012-13 as a backup plan having decided on a major I would take, but I didn’t want to go back there. I had changed my mind over the course of the year and I am no longer going to be going into film production or theatre (I’ll try to keep it as a hobby though because I LURV IT). I had decided to go into intercultural relations (that’s still the plan) but was looking into another local university for a course there. I’m a procrastinater, especially about important things so all through May, I didn’t apply.
Through all the procrastinating did come one good thing, I finally edited and uploaded a “music video” that us interns made back in February before we left to Romania
Also in May, I went paintballing for the first time at J’s cousins’ place with J and B and J’s cousins. It was pretty awesome! 5 out of five stars, would do again =D
Paintballing in style
And then we finished off the month by adding a thirteenth cousin to the family, baby Emmett came along for his older brother’s birthday (who was positively delighted) on the last day of the month.
I’m the oldest, he’s the youngest, we should be pals.
June came along, I went to the Night Before our Stars with two friends and saw a few nerdfighter friends there as well. I loved the movie, smiled and laughed through the first half, wept through the last, and giddily grinned through the live show at the end.
NO, NOT OKAY!!!
I got called for three job interviews during the first two weeks of June. I was offered the last two and accepted my favourite (which conveniently I was offered first). I started working there last week. It’s a different pace and atmosphere than my other job but I’m enjoying it and getting the hang of things. I get to wear a headset so I feel like I should be reporting on really cool things all the time except that my ears are kinda tiny (this is a fact, my hairdresser laughs at me and says they’re cute) so the headset keeps slipping off.
I’m just gonna leave this here…
I finally got a letter from UBC, I was accepted, but since I’ve changed my mind on what career I’m going to head into I won’t be going there. I’m kind of disappointed in a way, I mean it would have been a blast, taking theatre!? I’d have loved it! But I don’t think that’s what I’m supposed to do as a career so I’m not going to pursue it as such. I finally applied for the other university and a week later heard back – I’ve been accepted and will be going there in the autumn to take intercultural studies for a BA which will take three years. The program I was considering taking originally when I started uni way back in 2012 was a four-year course so all-in-all I guess I’ll be in school the same amount of time as originally planned. It seems like a long time though; three more years. Once I graduate I hope to get on with a charitable organization and work overseas. At this point I’d like to minor in Communications/Media but who knows, that could change =D
As it stands, I’m working my two part-time jobs for the summer, sorry to be missing Vidcon this coming weekend but hoping to make it next year, and heading back off to uni in the fall. I’m recently really into rainbow loom bracelets (having been taught how to make them by my younger cousins a few months ago. I’m sooo the cool older cousin =D) and rewatching a bunch Starkid musicals.
I made a whole set of Avengers bracelets watching AVPS the other night:
It’s the whole gang: Nick Fury, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Thor, and Loki!
I’m still going to finish posting my Romania posts eventually, but as of today, I’m recommitting to a year of posts. I’ve now passed my first year anniversary (it was on April 3) but lets go another year starting June 21.
Maybe I’ll even actually complete the year this time… ;D
Well, until tomorrow *salutes*