My first week of second semester was not too bad. Having been accepted to the school of music in December, I was officially a music major. I hoped to study Music Education with a concentration on Instrumental Music. Since I began this journey in the spring rather than autumn semester, I could not formally begin the required major classes since the latter requires the classes to be taken sequentially; thus, I chose to take a more strategic approach to selecting classes in order to complete most of my general education courses this semester. I took English 1101.01 (Freshman English), Classics 3965 (African American Classics/Black Cultures), CSFRST 2372 (Appearance, Dress, and Cultural Diversity), Statistics 1350, University Band, and my studio class for piano. My course load differed from last semesters in that the former was predominantly surveys and science. Although I felt that I might have too much time to spare, I will figure out how to manage my time efficiently this semester.
That week I also turned nineteen. I spent the day exploring campus with my boyfriend who traveled many miles just to spend the day with me. I showed him my favorite places to study, discovered the rooftop garden on top of the architecture building, and ate pleasant mango smoothies from the RPAC. It was a nice mild, 60-degree day. The following day was bitter cold, but a wonderful evening was spent at the Columbus Museum of Art with some close friends. Despite the blizzard that seemed to snow us in, the night was filled of adventure, delicious cookies, and creative expression.