Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Things Have Changed

I feel like I'm sitting on the edge of a long journey about to happen. I felt excited and rarin' to go at the outset of last year's first year back in academia. Now that I'm approaching the real beginning of year two, many things are different. I feel that I actually have a marketable skill and that I will actually get a job when I finish school and this is somehow frightening and amazing at the same time. My mom used to tell me about getting her masters and her PhD and I used to think, there's NO WAY I can ever do that. That's way too much work. Here I am just two classes and one exam away from my degree and I can hardly believe it. I had a summer full of travels and adventures, and I keep having to remind myself that this is not a dream, that I actually can do and have done these things.

As I approach the end of my academic life (I hope...), I start to wonder how I'll actually fare in the world of 9-5, five days a week, two weeks vacation per year. It sounds so limiting, so constricted. I think it's going to be really important for me to find a job that keeps me mobile and keeps me thinking outside borders. I don't mind being in one place for a while, but it's hard to think of not traveling very much and not having a lot of time to do so. After such an amazing trip to Africa, I can hardly think that my life shouldn't include the other three continents I haven't even touched and many, many more long and involved explorations into other cultures and the people that comprise them.

Whatever awaits me at the end of this year, I know it's gotta be good, and it's gotta be big.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Concert Calendar

Hi Friends,

anyone interested in going to any of these upcoming shows with me?

Saturday 8/21, Vienna Teng in Silver Spring, MD at the Takoma Park Performing Arts Center, $20.

Tuesday 8/24, Rodrigo y Gabriela at Wolf Trap, $25 Lawn

Friday 8/27, Marah at Rock and Roll Hotel, $12 in advance, $15 at the door

Saturday 9/11, Vampire Weekend at Merriweather Post, $30-$45

Sunday 10/10, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers at The Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, $15/$17

Thursday 10/14, Belle and Sebastian at D.A.R. Constitution Hall, $38.50

Saturday 10/16, Ingrid Michaelson at The Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville $18/20

Sunday 10/17, The Avett Brothers and Grace Potter at The Charlottesville Pavilion, $35

Friday 10/22, The Felice Brothers at Rock and Roll Hotel, $15

Friday 11/12, Brian Regan at the Warner Theater, $60

Let me know!

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