well, you all have dissappointed me first off.
I know i have readers out there. you all tell me all the time, "oh i read your blog blah blah blah" etc etc.
I write a post, for you to respond to, and melinda (ever so faithful melinda) is the only one that responds.
ya'll friggin' let me down! Really though, I don't care if I don't know you or not, just comment, I want some feedback.
Ok now actually posting.
Life has been ah-mazing here in glasvegas since I've gotten back from Belgium. Couldn't be happier actually, so it's a bit of a bummer to be going home now when I finally feel like everything is in order, but I am excited to go home and see you lovely blog reading, no comment leaving friends and family of mine. I'm dreading the flight though, just because it will be irritating..and I don't like flying around by myself. ( I have a great time when I'm with people though...hahah Kelly Leblanc knows this! :])
Anyways, I leave for Ireland tomorrow evening, and I have a great week instore for me. Ashley is super stoked about mine and helo's visit (and I'm crazy excited to see her again!), So we arrive Monday evening into Dublin, and Tuesday we'll explore the city, guiness factory, etc. That night we're planning on hanging out and getting rowdy at Temple Bar, and ashley will be crashing in our hotel since she lives so far outside the city, and she's coming to Kilkenny with Heloise and I on WEDNESDAY! (sooo excited) should be great shopping in Kilkenny, so lovers, expect cheesy gifts from Ireland (except for you Mamie, I got you something from Brussels cause you're special! haha). Thursday we're going on a bus tour to Blarney Castle and Limerick. I'm excited about this too..not like I need to kiss the blarney stone for the gift of gab...pretty sure I got enough of that to last 2 lifetimes, but a little more wont hurt! :)
I get back around 930 on Friday evening, and then then mayhem really begins. It's Markus's last night in Glasgow (omg sooo sad about this..) and so he wants to go to the 12 hour cheesy pop. Fredrik and I have decided to go, and thankfully, not stay the whole time...since we planned on day trippin' to Edinburgh for last minute christmas gifts for our families etc (little did I realize that I was his gift planner for the women in his family....kinda hard to do when you don't know them...but ohwell i think I helped?) I'm looking forward to going to Edinburgh with him a lot...like a mini-vacation!!! It's sad too tho...cause we both go home the next day. I arrive in Chicago at 3:20 chicago time, and then start the long journey back to the ville...either via car (preferred) or suffering through flight delays (lame lame lame)
Oh! and i have the plan for me next semester! I'm very excited about it, and I think it will be a much more exciting and fun semester compared to this heavily confusing and academic one. I got my Work Placement, and it's the one I wanted! I will be working with National Trust of Scotland in Museum Education! I'm very excited because I am the only one that exact WP (another person is at NTS too, but doing a different thing), and I get to organize and present multiple art related talks! The two I'm really looking forward to is the one where I have to dress up as an historical character and speak to school kids (i knew i brought that gown for a reason!) and then the other one I'm really excited about is giving an adult education art history class! I can talk about my love for art, van gogh, netherlandish renaissance, omg sooooo excited to do that! Also, I'm hoping that my sweet american southern charm will win over the NTS and they'll want to keep me for a 'real' job once I'm done! I've been doing a lot of thinking about what I want to do after I get out of grad school, and I really think Museum Education is the right path for me at the moment, curatorial work will be my reward when I'm older I think, but right now, at my age, and just energy & knowledge I would love to work in Museum Education. That's why I'm so excited about my work placement!
The other 2 courses I'm doing are Student Exhibition (wee! talk about resume builder! it's going to be at the Paisley Museum...write more when I know more) and then 16th century palaces castles and their interiors! Sounds like a lovely well rounded time for me, and I'm excited for the next few months! I feel like this first semester was the challenge months, full of tests, trials, lessons, and growth. Now I feel like everything has fallen into place, I've proven myself and passed my tests, now it's time to really enjoy this experience and start growing, and gaining more adventures and stories.
So that's the plan for the week and near future. :) I have missed you all so much, and I'm so excited to come home and see all of you. I love you bunches and muches and muches!
oh, and I've discovered my new obsession....love letters from the past...not just from great men..but from the past...god they were romantic then...gives you goose bumps. What happened to that? Why are we (men and women) so terrified of being romantic and emotional? I think we should be...gets the blood going. Maybe that will be my New Year's Resolution...be comfortable with my romantic and emotional feelings and just let them loose. (hold on tight fredrik...who knows what my resolution will turn me into!!!)