Changes, changes

I know. I apologize every time I post about how I never update this blog anymore. College just keeps me so busy!! But I’m home for summer now as of 2 days again, so I’ll have more of a chance to keep everyone updated.

So much has changed this year, and since I last updated this blog.

For one, me and my boyfriend broke up. I won’t devote much space to it here, but it was a (mostly) amiable break up. We’re still very good friends. He’s in Russia this summer so we won’t have much contact, but it’s for the best anyhow.

But I’ve finished my freshman year of college!! Wow has it been a whirlwind!! I’ve made so many friends and had so many experiences!! I’ve learned a lot about life and myself and I’m starting to get excited about what the future years will bring. Who knows what next year will be like. I’ll have a new (random) roommate, be living in a new dorm, finally starting on my major classes, and hopefully making even more friends!!

I’ll also have a job next year. :D I interviewed for, and got the job, I talked about in my last post. I even started training already. I went in and worked a shift. I was up to my elbows in pasta all night! It wasn’t particularly exciting or interesting. It was a slow night so there were many times I was just standing around doing nothing, but I’m still glad to have a job nonetheless. I’m hoping I will be able to make more friends through my job as well. I want to expand my social circle!! I’ve still got some training to do when I go back, all that common sense stuff about knife and food safety. I can’t wait to finally be making money of my own!!

I almost forgot, I’m going to be 19 years old in 6 days!! :O I’ll feel so old!! 19 just seems like such a big number to me!! It’s one year away from 20 and 2 years away from 21!! Which are huge age milestones in my opinion. I’m turning into an adult right before my very eyes. I don’t feel like I should be turning 19. I feel like I should be 16 or 17. I guess that’s a feeling I’m gonna have to get used to though. I guess no one really feels their age.

Oh I also managed to somehow get sick. What a great start to my summer!! But that’s a non sequitur.

Hm. Those are the only updates I can think of right now. But it is summer, so I’ll have plenty of time to write if I think of anymore.

But one last thing, I finally succumbed to social pressure and got a pinterest account. So if you use pinterest and are interested in fashion and decorating advice from a soon-to-be 19 year old, you can follow me. :P http://pinterest.com/emilleejoyce/

Blogging for Ohio State??

I just applied to be a blogger for Ohio State. I really hope I make the cut – though I have to wait until after June 27 to find out.

Obviously anyone who follows this blog knows how much I love to blog and write. If you’ve got a subject you’re interested in, chances are I’ve made a blog about it!! I provided them with a link to this blog so hopefully they like what they see. I had to answer 4 short answer questions and write 2 sample blog posts. I hope I did well!! My mom always tells me I’m a good writer. Let’s hope she’s right!!

I don’t know if it was a disadvantage to stay up till 1:40 AM filling out the form and writing responses but I didn’t want to sleep until I’d submitted an application. Besides, night’s when I do most of my blogging anyways – I think that’s when I’m at my best!!

But wish me luck!! I really hope I make the cut. I would really love to be a blogger for Ohio State. But don’t worry, even if I do become a blogger for OSU, I’ll still definitely keep up this blog. Even if I never dance again in college, dance will always be a huge part of my life. Maybe this blog will morph into a blog about Columbus’s arts scene?? Wouldn’t that be interesting?? I don’t know. Hopefully I find a way to balance dance with all my other interests and passions.

And by the way, I turned 18 two days ago. Yay me!! I was supposed to buy my celebratory lottery tickets last night but I forgot. Oh well, it’s not a big deal. I’ll just buy them some other time. I didn’t have any cash on me anyways.

This is a very short post but expect another more elaborate one in the next day or two. Writing all this stuff reminded me of tons of other things I have to say!! But now, it’s 1:50 AM and I’d really like to go to bed.

Haha. So wish me luck. And more importantly, pray that they like this blog!! I’d hate for them to read this blog and it totally turn them off from “hiring” me. I think I do a pretty decent job as an 18 year old blogger. I’ve certainly read much worse on the internet. ^_^

Shoe Drama = Almost Ruined Birthday

So today is my birthday, I’m 17 – yippee!! But that’s not what this post in about.

It’s about how my ballet shoes threatened to ruin my entire birthday!!

So I had school portraits today, and we opted to do extra pictures – I wanted some ballet pictures.

On Mondays and Wednesdays – I have pointe class.

Normally these two things wouldn’t be a problem – except that in pointe class today, my shoe came untied (without my knowledge) and the elastic got stuck inside its casing (again). It was all I could do to keep from crying then and there (I waited till I was in the car).

So when I got home, and I was so upset. I went crying to my mom to get her to fix it. I was sure the day was ruined (because I had planned to take my ballet pictures on pointe.) But (hooray for moms!!) she got it fixed – and all was well….or so I thought.

Turns out I had left pointe class in such a hurry, that I left my ballet shoes in the studio!! That’s great. I was planning on using those in my shoot too (so I could do some more advanced moves). There’s goes 30 minutes of my life. So I went back and got them (turns out I didn’t even need them though).

But I think the picture session went well. I am a little disappointed in the ballet photos because 1.) the photographer seemed obsessed with taking pictures of my putting on my shoes (there’s 36 photos) 2.) A lot of my facial expressions are kind of odd (oh well) 3.) And in the last set of pictures that I like, I have a major leotard wedgie.

Oh well. There are still a few nice ones.

I wish I could have done more poses, but I couldn’t really think of anything. And I was limited by being on pointe. I don’t know. I don’t think there’s was much else I could’ve done on demi-pointe. I just wish the pictures were a little more exciting. They didn’t exactly match the vision in my head.

But anyways….my mom took me to olive garden for my birthday dinner and let me skip church. I got several IOU presents and I have lemon meringue pie to eat for birthday cake. Even with all that shoe drama, I think today turned out pretty well.

(Oh – and I don’t know when I’ll be able to have the pictures up because I have to wait till we get them ordered and delivered and then scan them and blah blah blah.)