So, first off! I'll start of by saying that winter semester ended week before last and it was insanely stressful near the end, but I got everything I needed to done :D! I had a nice 4-day break before spring semester started -__-;, but I was grateful for those four days I had to just relax although I did have to keep waking up at 4:00 a.m. every weekday morning for work. It's all right though! Gotta have some kind of livelihood going on hahahah.
This semester I'm taking a couple of general education classes-Biology 100 and Religion A 122 (2nd half of the Book of Mormon). If you know me well, you know that my first experience with a religion class at BYU set off my ticking bomb of hidden unhappy crap, and this class feels like it might be similar, but I'm going to do my best to tolerate the stuff that I don't believe in and try to accept the things that I think are right that are being taught in the class. I'm such a rebel hahahaha. My biology teachers are really cool though, so I think that class is going to be my saving grace this semester. I'm also working a little bit on Chasm concept art, and I'm praying that I can do a good job on it because I want that film to turn out the best that it can. I have this fear that I need to get over that tells me "Your work isn't as good as the other people who are in the concept art group, you shouldn't be working on it," but I know I have skill and I can use it to mine and other's benefits, so I'm going to do my best to fight that nasty voice and create some awesome concepts for the film!!! <3
Now! Before I talk about anything else, here's a buttload of images :D. I'll be explaining them as I go along. Enjoy!
LeanBodyLifestyle :). Basically consists of protein powder, peanut butter, almond milk (in my case), and dark chocolate chips :).
runnyrunny999 that I figured out how to soft-boil eggs so that the white part is finished, but the yoke is undone :D. Love it!
I really wanted to ask them what someone like me should do to try and start doing music, and the guy on the very right told me that I should "learn how to know [myself] so that [I] know what kinds of messages [I] want to put into [my] music." At first I thought his answer was kind of cliche and cheesy, but I learned to appreciate it for what it was and learn from it :). They were a cool group of people :).
...I'm a weirdo, I know XD.
BodyRock workout. Just joined them and I've already gained a lot of muscle :D! It really pushes me and I like that about it because my own workouts just weren't up to par ^^;.
So, there's been a lot of good and bad things happening lately ^^;. I discovered that the chemicals that we use in my work have carcinogens in them (things that cause cancer), so I've been feeling stressed because I want to find other work so I can distance myself from this harmful stuff, but I'm not sure where to look. Plus, my boss has been acting strange lately. I don't know how to put it. He's been really grumpy and, to me, it feels like he's been trying to pressure me into being unhealthy when that's not something I'm willing to do. "Being unhealthy" in this case means that he's trying to get me to eat food that I refuse to put into my body unless I'm feeling like I really want to (a.k.a. donuts, bagels, processed foods). But, guess what :D! I'm not going to let him dictate what I eat or what I do. I am my own boss of my own life. He is just my supervisor when it comes to custodial things. Otherwise, he has no control over me :). Love the feeling of liberation!
I think I'm going to try to look for some work that has to do with Japanese, whether it's being a TA or doing tutoring of some kind...I really want to utilize the language and keep learning because I haven't used it for over a semester now and I feel like it's starting to leave me a little, and I want to prevent that at all costs!!!
Now, onto the good news :D! My music is coming along REALLY nicely :). I haven't been able to mix any more songs because my dad has been remodeling his kitchen, but the kitchen is getting really close to being done, so soon we'll be able to mix more stuff ^^!!! I'm thinking today we'll probably get another one done, wahoo!!! We have two finished so far, and I have about three more songs that are completely done that I could probably have him mix if I really wanted to, but I want to check with my good Japanese friend Chinatsu to make sure that the Japanese in one of them is grammatically correct first :). Very, VERY soon I'm going to start working on a music video for one of these songs with my awesome, life-long friend Christie Karr, and once the video is done and the songs are mixed, I'll be posting it up on YouTube and iTunes for the world to see and hear!!! I can't tell you how EXCITED I am about all of this!!! It's like my dreams of doing music and performing are coming true, even if it feels like it's in slow-motion :).
I'll be keeping you posted on the progress of things, even if it's only once a month!!! Love you all and appreciate your love and support :). Have an amazing summer break for those of you who are done with school!!! Good luck with finals for those of you who are just about to be done!!! And people who are in spring semester with me at BYU, good luck with the semester!!! It just started, but it'll be over quick ^^.