As of late, I have been constantly caught up in trying to get things done, and –as per usual – my to do list keeps growing when I am not looking. With my internship, fraternity, and job in full swing – it is a crazy time of year, not to mention classes. It tends to be right before midterms when you truly realize the amount of tasks piling on your desk. To combat that too, my motivation to do anything has seriously been lacking. “Why can’t I just stay home and watch ‘Once Upon A Time’?”, has been the perpetual question for weeks. However, this past weekend was exactly what I needed.
Friday night, I was able to see one of my best friends in her show ‘Communicating Doors’ at the Gilmore Theatre Complex. The show was about time travel, and she was the main character. I am so proud of her; she did such a great job! Her name is Talia, and she was my roommate last year in the residence halls. The plot itself is pretty confusing, so I am just going to post a link to the stellar review she received: click here!
After the show, my friends Zach, Allie, Sarah, and I went to the Crow’s Next and Fourth Coast Café. If you don’t know those restaurants yet – you soon will. They are locally based companies that are located on Westnedge in Kalamazoo. The Crow’s Nest is known for their scrumptious breakfast menu, and Fourth Coast for their coffee and baked goods. The four of us were able to have a nice and relaxing night together talking and catching up – definitely well deserved, in my opinion.
On Saturday, I went to see the Gold Company Miller Show. Western is widely known for their jazz choirs, because of the Gold Company Program. Founded by Steve Zegree, GC and Gold Company II (think of it as a junior choir to the main one) have been around for thirty-five years. The groups have put on the “Miller Show” every year in our Miller Auditorium on campus, which is typically reserved for traveling artists and shows. The performance was amazing, I was so proud of my many friends that I have in the program!
After that, I had a nice night in and a meeting on Sunday for the fraternity. It is easy to become bogged down in the things I have to get done and not take a break on the weekends. It was refreshing to leave my work for a little while and spend time in good company. That balance can be challenging to implement, either you get someone like myself who never gives themselves a break or someone who has become a bit too comfortable in the social scene. Good luck to any incoming freshmen, I hope that you are able to find your healthy balance soon!
With Bronco Love,