So tomorrow is the long awaited Autumn aLive 2011 headlining Taking Back Sunday and the Maine. It is my third and final show, a true bittersweet moment. But, I’m so excited! Tomorrow is going to be awesome. It’s going to be an incredibly long day starting at 6am, and it will include a lot of hurry up and wait. However, when the lights go down for the first act, it makes everything we’ve done worth it.
I can’t believe how fast this semester is going. Yesterday I registered for my final semester at Ferris. Then in May I will graduate with a Bachelor degree in Business in Music Industry Management with a minor in Film Studies. It’s been a long road, and I’m looking forward to seeing it all pay off. Then it’s off to some currently unknown city for my final internship. And finally, I will have to go off and get myself a “big girl” job in the big bad world. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed for something in music supervision, where I will promptly kick butt and take names with some hard work and dedication.
The last two years of my personal life have been incredibly stressful and hard, and so I’m kind of looking forward to making a new start out on my own. Not to say I don’t love my family because I do! I just need to have my own life in a new place. I’m not too worried about picking up and leaving. Sure, I grew up here and I will miss my family, but not much else is holding me back. If moving out to LA, NYC, Nashville, or any other unnamed far away city means making my career dreams come true, then I’m willing to go just about anywhere. I’ve worked too hard at school and my job to let it go to waste. I know that the people closest to me will always be a part of my life no matter how far we are in distance. Two-plus hours of phone calls and Skype sessions at a time will keep us connected. We are all growing up and moving on to bigger and better things. I love them and my family more than anything. I just hope they can be as happy for me as I would be for them.