It turns out that the famous song, "Happiness is Lubbock, Texas in my rearview mirror," is NOT necessarily how I feel. I will miss the place that has been my home for that past five years, but I am more excited about my unknown future in the City of New York. To the left is a picture of my adorable house in Lubbock. I will always consider it my adobe casita!
This past weekend, I moved back home to Dallas, and for the past week I have been struggling to find a place to hide or rather store my life in my parents house for the next two years. I made a lot of progress at the beginning of the week by cleaning my room of the items that I have labeled B.C. (Before College). Most of what was thrown away or will be sold in our upcoming garage sale left me wondering why I had kept so much junk from High School. But I'm just glad that I had enough common sense to get rid of it now.
For those of you who don't already know, I'm moving to New York City to attend Columbia University. I will be a post graduate student in the Graduate School for Architecture, Planning, and Preservation or the GSAPP for short. I am studying Historic Preservation, which is the fulfillment of my educational goal. I got my Bachelors and Masters degree in Architecture from Texas Tech. This next degree will be a Master of Science, which is not quite a Ph.D., but it is more prestigious than a Masters. I know that I AM insane for wanting to go through another two years of school, but I can't help it.
Today I got to see my little sis that I haven't seen in forever, Kassie, and she brought her nephew Austin, who is so adorable, and he looks just like his daddy. I am soo proud of the woman that Kassie has become, but she will always be my little sister. I can see God working in her life, and I know that she is continuing to trust him. Way to go Kas, I love you!
And tomorrow I get to see my other sister (this one is biological), Angela, she is a senior at Oklahoma University majoring in Journalism. We are going to have a super fun weekend in OK, just pray that I don't get OU cooties! Just kidding sooners.
I just might be getting the hang of this blog thing, I figured it would be the easiest way for people to keep up with me while I'm in NYC. Until next time...