Hey everyone! I am actually blogging on time today!! WOOHOO! ;D
Anyway, one thing that I have really enjoyed about college is the fact that I can go out and do crazy things (not that crazy.) for people and with people! It’s a real blast. Take this for instance. There have been a couple really awesome times that I have been able to go out and play in the snow in the middle of the night with my friends, right outside our apartment. I’ve been able to go on Tacco Bell runs for my entire floor. Just fun things like that. Last night, because I am a Community Attache, I was able to go and heart attack all the doors in the Resident Halls last night for they could wake up on Valentines and have something to make their day brighter. I was a lot of fun!
Sorry about the terrible picture, but here is one of the doors we decorated! 450 hearts cut out in total!
As I was decorating the hall ways, I decided that I really wanted to heart attack my friend, who has been stressing lately, and hopefully make his day a little brighter. I had a lot of help and at about 1:30 am we went to his house to heart attack his Jeep, and it wasn’t there!! So, because it was so late, we resorted to heart attacking his apartment door. Luckily we had put his name on some of the hearts! After we were done, his door was COVERED! It was soo awesome. I got a text from him about 2 hours later in utter surprise. He was so happy.
Here is his door! My friend took this and sent it to me when I got the text about him loving it. :D
My mission was complete! I was so happy that I had the opportunity to go out and help someone. In college, you can do a lot of things like this! Because you don’t have your parents there anymore, you actually have to do your own service So when you attend college, keep in mind that even though you are all grown up, everyone still needs help and to be served every once in a while.
This semester is pretty much over.
All that is left for me is a couple of minor tests, my jury for music, and my finals. All five of them. Gross.
This semester has given me some wonderful experiences that have made me love SUU even more.
I was in a practice room in the music building working on a beautiful Italian piece, Amarilli, Mia Bella. The practice room that I use is by a door that goes outside. While I was singing (and kind of/trying to play the piano part) someone knocked on the door. It was Mary Anne Andersen, one of the staff pianists. She said, “Would you like me to play for you while you practice? I love this song.” I honestly almost cried. I was really touched that she would make such a nice offer. She was on her way out to lunch when she heard me singing and offered to play. So she played for me for a few minutes.
I love SUU.
SUU has wonderful student involvement with over 140 student clubs and organizations. I really wanted a book club on a campus, so I got it approved and now SUU has a book club! I’m also a member of other clubs including the Music Club, National Association for Music Educators- SUU Chapter, and (my favorite) Dumbledore’s Army- A Harry Potter fan club.
I love SUU.
While walking down a corridor, someone said, “I really like your sweater.”
It was a rough day. That made it better.
I really like to dance (not well, mind you) and I went to three dances just last weekend. Four, if you count playing Just Dance on the Wii at on-campus housing.
The people are nice, the campus is gorgeous, the faculty cares, and Dr. Pepper is stocked at the soda fountains. What more do you need?
I love SUU. And you should, too.
20 years from now, when I think of SUU I will not think of this:
I will think of this:
My Asian sister – Eva Freaking Chau
The Children I Helped Raise – Elsha and Kari
My Big Brother Kirk
Jessica and Alex
Nick and Heather
Paula – my college Mom
My RA Family
These lovely ladies
Aka: The Crew
Love might begin to describe my feelings toward these people.
But, love might be an inadequate word.
Being around you is where I belong. You make me grin.
You get me and my awkward dance moves.
College would have just been another four years without you.
And, sometimes you make me write sappy blog posts.
Today, I bid you and the #tbirdnation a sad farewell.
Cedar City, SUU you have been very kind to his little boy.
I will be forever grateful.
You’ll be with me, like a hand print on my heart.
All my love,
Samuel Hardman Taylor
Class of 2012