Wow! I can’t believe that I’ve been engaged for a month already…and that it’s been almost that long since my last blog post. Needless to say, this has been one amazing, crazy, busy month.
Graduate school completely overwhelmed me from about two weeks ago through last Wednesday. I have no idea why I get so stressed, especially since I’m doing well in my classes. I have to constantly remind myself that things are going well, and there’s no need to stress. Then when I wasn’t feeling overwhelmed with grad school, I was feeling homesick. I just wanted to be back in Georgia for Mercer’s homecoming and family Thanksgiving/Christmas decorating. But it’s all good since Cason kept reminding me that we will be home oh so soon for Christmas break and lots of wedding planning.
Overall, though, things are great. Here are some of the highlights from November:
I got engaged, which you already knew!
My cohort hosted an engagement party for Cason and I, which you may not have known.
I went to a Mercer basketball game in Austin, which was amazing even though my guys didn’t take home a win that night. I met a Mercer ADPi alum, and it was really neat to connect over that!
I became the Membership Education Advisor for the Zeta Chi chapter of ADPi here at Baylor. I got to meet the new officers on the Membership Education team as well as the other advisors. I’m super excited to be involved with Alpha Delta Pi as an alum/Pi member!
Cason and I went to see John Mayer in Oklahoma City, which was amazing beyond words! Phillip Phillips opened for John, and he was also awesome. Even though John didn’t play “Why Georgia,” he played “Gravity,” “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room,” “No Such Thing,” and several songs from his newer albums. I love how he mixes a lot of the older stuff in with his new music. I much prefer that over going to a concert and basically listening to the artist’s newest album. Funny story: John started to play a cover of a song, and this guy sitting next to Cason started yelling, “That’s gravity! That’s gravity!” Then John Mayer looked right over at the guy and was like, “No dude, it’s not gravity,” and basically told the guy that it was a good try though. It was interesting though because John Mayer also told the guy that he (John) would have totally done something like that in a concert–like yell out during a quiet song, I guess. It’s just really cool to see an artist roll with the punches and interact with the audience. At one point a group of people counted to three together and yelled, “We love you, John,” and he made a comment about how he’d never seen a group count to three before. He said he always hears, “We love you,” but he thought it was cool to actually see the group of people counting before they yelled together. When I saw John in Atlanta years ago, he also took time to read practically every poster within sight and responded to each one in the middle of the concert. I know everyone has their fair share of reasons to dislike John Mayer, but he puts on a heck of a concert and really interacts with the audience. It was just generally an all-around fantastic weekend. (Oh, did I mention we were on the third row? Win.)
Not much else is going on besides preparing for finals, getting ready to go home, and wedding planning, but I’ll hopefully have more updates soon!