Looking back on my questions and answers is pretty hilarious too. The answers to my questions a year ago (entering my first year of college) changed dramatically from my first attempt at answering them (just after orientation) to the way I would answer them today with an entire year behind me...I guess that's just one of the many charms of life; it will always keep us guessing! Now, I'm still fairly self-conscious about my questions from more recent years, but I feel like enough time has passed that I can reveal what was making me nervous four years ago as a rising high school freshman...
- Is Central [High School] any fun?
- Do you have awesome friends?
- What is band like?
- Who do you sit with at lunch?
- How long did it take you to find your way around?
- Do you have a date for Homecoming?
- Are IB (International Baccalaureate) classes hard?
- How much work is math?
I've kept these lists in a series of notebooks (I don't know that I'd call them 'journals'...that sounds too Disney Channel for my life) where I comment privately about the world around me, what makes me happy, and of course the trials and tribulations of a teenage girl. Having just rediscovered my notebook from freshman year of high school, I also rediscovered a list of 10 band-related feats I wanted to accomplish before I die...
- Kiss a [french] horn player
- Date a drummer
- Wave a lighter at a band concert
- Go to a lunch party (the upperclassmen band geeks used to eat lunch in the music department hallway...it seemed really cool at the time)
- Play every instrument in the ensemble
- Conduct the ensemble I perform in
- Start a band-wide inside joke
- Be band president
- Wear cork grease as chapstick
- Kiss someone on a band trip
Well that's embarrassing...what's even more embarrassing is the number of those I have accomplished in the last five years. I'll leave that to your imagination in an attempt to retain some semblance of integrity!