I can't believe we are already at the midpoint of the semester. Last week, as professors were gearing up for midterms, I couldn't help but think, "already?" It may be a bit cliche, but I feel like we just got started. Nonetheless, we're halfway through, and that means midterms. I had an exam in my Audio Engineering 2 class this morning. I have a practical exam for the same class tomorrow. My Sound Reinforcement class has an exam on Thursday. But then! There is light at the end of the tunnel! Fall break will shortly be upon us.
While I'd love to say that I'm taking the long weekend to fly to New York to see friends, that's not the case. A handful of friends are taking long trips to faraway places, but most of us are planning on staying put. It's probably better, though: this way I'll get to spend some time with friends here in Nashville and catch up on sleep and apartment cleaning. I might even read the rest of the book I started a few weeks ago but have yet to finish. I live close to Nashville, so I'll probably take Friday and Saturday as an opportunity to drive up and see my family. And to pick up my shiny new iPhone. But my family is obviously the biggest reason I'll be headed home, right?
It's starting to get a little chilly here in Nashville, which is always welcome by me: it means the leaves will soon be changing colors, hot coffee will be more bearable, and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. This semester is going by crazy fast, but, as a good friend told me a few hours ago, "There's always time for hanging out with friends. When it seems like there's not, make it." That's good advice: I think I'll take it.