Finals week. That lovely time between the end of classes and the freedom of summer where your studies taunt you by saying, "Sure! You can relax, but only after you survive trial by fire!" I have three more finals until I'm officially done with my freshman year of college.

What does that mean? Finishing classes means I can focus on developing myself as an artist. I will be recording my acoustic demo soon, and working with my friends to record my less stripped down songs. I am incredibly excited. It also means that time is going fast. Though this week is dragging painfully long, I am now 1/4 of the way through college, and many of my friends are graduating.

For those of you who never went to college or have yet to go, college is the beautiful time in your life when you live surrounded by thousands of other people your age, can learn about whatever you want, and have the freedom to do whatever you want (though sometimes that freedom does not result in good).

Seeing my older friends graduate makes me want to slow down time and live every minute in this college life to the fullest. This includes pursuing my music while I'm here so I can take advantage of the resources that surround me as a student in one of the best music schools in the country.

So, I think that the reason why I don't like finals week is that I have to focus on one thing -- studying. I'm someone who has a bunch of endeavors going on at once, but in finals week I have to put them all on hold while studying. With that in mind, I shall descend back into the depths of my Recording Arts Workshop to remind myself further how little I understand recording. I'll post again once I emerge!


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