I am excited for a lot of things. I don’t know, but I easily get excited over things. First, I’m excited for Celeste and Jesse Forever. Aside from the fact that Andy Samberg, Emma Roberts, and Rashida Jones are going to star in the movie, the film looks promising. It’s promising, in a sense that it makes you believe in soul mates, despite the fact that having a soul mate can be quite cheesy and cliche. To some extent, it makes you believe in love all over again, as well as the staying power of friendship. And oh, the film got early positive reviews from Sundance. The movie’s not yet released, but I think the film is going to be really awesome.
Moving on, another thing I’m excited about is my university’s annual org recruitment week. After much deliberation, I finally decided that I’m joining four organizations. I’m going to join the school paper, the advertising organization, my course’s home organization, and my university’s AIESEC branch. I’m finally going to be active with some of the organizations in school, since I practically spent my freshman year adjusting to college life (Adjusting meant conquering basic subjects, and exposing myself to things that may or may not fall into the “college life” category). I also realized that it’s time to be more active in college, not just in extra-curricular activities, but in school and life as well. And I guess joining organizations is a big step in achieving my goal.
The third thing I’m excited (and scared) about is being an adult. When I was a kid, I wanted to be an adult. I wanted to grow up. I actually ditched Nick Jr. and Playhouse Disney for decidedly grown-up things. I tried reading Dorian Gray and all those classic books to come across as mature, and I preferred toying around with my mom’s things. Years later, I’ve come to realize that growing up is not easy, and my notion of being a grown-up was shattered as I was actually growing up. I also realized that growing up actually takes time, and the things that you actually do can either speed up or slow down your journey towards being a mature and responsible grown-up. Although it’s a difficult journey, I think I’m on my way towards growing up. And I think I’m doing good at it, even if I watch episodes of Max and Ruby and read a bunch of children’s books in bookstores. Anyway, I’m turning eighteen in less than two months, and I’m excited and scared about it at the same time. I can finally vote and buy alcohol, and do a bunch of things that adults can do, but at the same time, I’m scared about being an adult, since there are greater responsibilities to be carried out.
The last thing that I’m excited about is actually school-related, since I’m taking interesting classes this year, particularly this semester. Despite my subjects being heavy with readings, I’m actually excited for my Psychology, History, Sociology & Anthropology, Spanish and Political Science classes. My Psych and Political classes so far have been very interesting, plus my professors are really, really cool, despite giving us heavy readings in class (Up to now, I still can’t digest my first reading for POS 100, and I’ve been relying on my Psych handouts, just so I can study for Psych). I’m also taking Western History this semester, and I think it’s just as interesting as my other classes, since Western History is much more fascinating than Asian History. Also, I’m excited for my Transmedial Shakespeare class! My professor for that class is just all levels of awesome, and I’m excited to contribute to the class blog that she set up for us.
Anyway, I guess I’ve been too excited over a lot of things, and I think I need to rest. Here’s to the awesome things that are yet to come.