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05:27 am: um, hi
Well hi, anyone who still has me listed as a friend!  It's been forever since I've even looked at LJ let alone posted, but was sent here by Danielle to check something out, and here I am. 

So many things in life changing and many unknown variables.  Mostly, what happens when I find out I'm accepted to this school in San Francisco?  That means I have to go!  AHHHH!  I've never lived in a city, and it would be graduate school, in an unfamiliar setting.  AHHH!!!

Okay, but aside from freaking out about it, I'm pretty excited too.  The potential for me as a cultural anthropologist (to use a term NO ONE would use in their right mind) gets endorsement.  I'm interested in large scale healing on a personal level, but have little idea of any real job I'd want to hold down.  Non-profit organizations would hold many possibilities. 

And oh my god, being a piano teacher is very good for me.  My roommate, Tess, is really keeping me on my toes.  I'm having a hard time keeping up with the pace that she's moving at, actually.  Not really sure how to handle it.  Think I need to find someone to turn to for advice, but not sure who. 

And the new choir that I'm in the Camerata in Sacramento is probably going to be really good for me.  So far, it's been a really good place for me to be with singing.  A very sincere and understanding (with regards to mistakes/ not being warmed up) group of people, and I guess I just don't know very well how to get to be friends with 11 people, none of whom I know, when choir ends and everyone goes home.  I'll have to figure it out.  But the one tenor sitting next to me was really starting to annoy me with all of his talking....grrr.   I like to be able to hear a conductor/teacher pretty clearly and maybe it got to my head a little, and maybe I was noticeably passive in my annoyance, but ah well.  Such is life. 


OMGOMGOMG  I sooo don't want to be doing taxes and FAFSA stuff right now. 

But I will. 


Current Mood: artistic
Current Music: Mozart - Dissonance String Quartet


Date:March 1st, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
Tim, is the school you applied to SF State? I very much hope you get accepted. Once you've lived in the big city you'll wonder how you ever did without it. Plus, you'll be close to me and Ted and Meredith and David and closer to Chris, so you'll be more able to see old friends. If you get in, I'll be happy to help you look for housing, since that can be a bitch.
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Date:March 2nd, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)


Ihsan! Thank you! I may indeed need help looking for housing if I get in, but the school is actually, CIIS, California Institute for Integral Studies. From the open house, and from meeting people and having someone who's a Ph.D. student in the SCA program, it sounds like a really good place for me to continue my dreaming.

I'll keep you updated, of course. The whole moving to SF thing is scary, but at least it's one of the best cities I could choose in the U.S., that I've visited, for me.

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Date:March 7th, 2007 09:06 am (UTC)
how did taxing and fafsaing go? All finished?

I'm glad you're enjoying teaching piano to tess so much. You're such a good teacher. And she's one of the brightest kids I've ever met. I guess my only advice is to remember to use the socratic method as much as possible. Have I told you that the root for education is the (either latin or greek) root educo which means to draw out. I try to remember that whenever I'm teaching things.

In terms of your choir peeps, I've found that I either instantly click with people or I don't. And if I don't it takes time so that there can be shared experiences to connect about.
Well, either that or you can follow the advice of a random article I found on Reddit which talked about a study that "proved" that humans like people who dislike the same people they dislike. So go in there and start talking about how much you hate Hitler. Umm, yeah.

Other than that, I think the whole thinking about the move thing is probably the scariest. Once you've done it, it won't be scary anymore. It will just be. Amazing.
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Date:October 2nd, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)

Yoda say hi ^_~

Bloody! Seems I missed the time this post came around. Oy, I myself have off of LJ for a while. Congrats on the acceptance and the singing opportunities. I guess I shouldn't be asking since I've been out of the real world and into WOW for so long, but how have things been since? Are you moved into the city now? Any chance I can come bug you and catch up? Geez, it's been a while.

Cell phone number (in case you wanna poke at me): (818) 331-6255

*hug* It would be great to see ya again, you always seem to make me smile.

-Gina (Marino)
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