Well the later part of October was certainly busy, but good.
Microbiology continues to dominate my life, but on the plus side Spanish is remarkably easy for a 7-credit class. Plus, any class that gives you extra credit for having TWITTER has to be awesome, right? Speaking of which, I did finally break down and get twitter, but just to keep in touch with a certain friend of mine, and of course, for Spanish.
Of course, I also am fully back into the swing of debate, and have never been happier. :D
This past weekend was the Gig Harbor tournament - season opener, and I tried LD debate for the first time ever. My coach, being the wonderful woman she is, threw me into JV so that was a disadvantage, but I did as well as could be expected. Duo was another...um...yeah never mind.
Impromptu was lots of fun, I had Mitch in all three of my rounds which made each round exponentially more interesting but didn't help me win - or did it? 2 of the 3 rounds I actually beat him placing 1st to his 2nd. It was fun to reconnect with him, and also with Ariel, Kate, Vincent..etc. I love my debate friends, it sucks that so many of them are applying to out-of-state colleges.
I am reminded at the oddest times that this blog is, in fact, public, although I really don't understand why anyone would want to read it. That being said, I am omitting my...more personal opinions on certain people. :D
As far as the debate team this year, I think we have a really good team, and the freshman definitely have a lot of potential which I think will really rebuild the team when I and Ali leave. I would really love to coach a team of my own someday, although I just know my kids would hate me. I have a feeling I would demand a lot, but who knows - I might just be one of those awesome coaches that everyone loves (like my coach.) At the very least, I'd love to judge the high school pool.
I talked to a Kamiak college debater who was one of my judges and she really cautioned me against college-level policy unless I want to go into politics because it's all messed up. Which I should have seen coming, but which still sucks. So I think if I do end up doing college debate I would love to do parli, and I know the UW has a parli team. Gonzaga, however, just does competitive policy, so I don't know...
As far as life life, I'm basically fed up with most of my friends from sthme/yfl at the moment. But then again, keep in mind I often get fed up with people/get tired of socializing. I'm a very independent person, which is why I still sometimes think about the religious life. I have no idea what my vocation is, because I love children but I just couldn't see myself as a parent. I do want to get married, but kids kind of go along with that. However, I could end up joining a religious order, but I just don't know about that. Fortunately I don't have to make those decisions for a while, and for now I'm just buckling down trying to finish out senior year without any drama or stupid decisions (*cough cough Birmingham & Vegas) Once I get to college I can relax, get a job, start enjoying life and not working too hard. That's actually how I've positioned myself - all my hardest classes I'm taking now, so by the time I get to UW I will have only 4-6 more classes to take so I can really concentrate on getting some life experience for nursing school.
On a beautiful ending note, http://emailsfromcrazypeople.com/2009/10/27/persistence-doesnt-always-pay-off/#more-291
Really reminds me of this one guy Isaac...