7DCC #6 Day 2: College Thoughts/Concerns, etc.

Today, we are down to a couple days until I move, and today’s post is all about any last minute thoughts and jitters that I am having. This will be more of q ramble and a list of the things that pop into my head as I am writing, no real structure.

Will I make friends?
Will I like living in a dorm?
What will all of my music classes be like?
Will I like the food in the dining hall or will it get monotonous?
What about marching band, I’m scared I won’t like it.
How will my piano test go? Will I pass out of all four piano classes?
How will my oboe lessons go?
Will I get homesick? Will I be homesick a lot?
How often will I come home?
What will my RA be like?
Will I be able to have any free time? (Besides sleep)
Will I be able to keep up with this blog? (I already have more than a month of posts written, edited, and scheduled, but will I be able to keep up with that trend?
Will I miss not having 24/7 access to a stovetop and oven?
If I don’t take my car, will I miss it and regret not having it?
If I do take my car, will I even use it?
Will I use my bike?
Will I actually go the the student recreation center?
Will I enjoy going to class?
Will any of my classes be complete duds?
I realize that some of these worries might only cause me more stress, but at the same time, I think they are valid things to have questions about. If you have anything else that might be worrying you about the upcoming year, let me know in the comments!
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7DCC #5 Day 3: Packing My Music Supplies

I have seen other people use this day to pack their makeup, but since all of my makeup will fit into one small makeup bag, I figured that would be a waste. Most of my makeup stays in that bag, and it will just go in with the rest of my toiletries. So, since I have nothing much to say about packing makeup, I thought I would explain how I plan to pack up all of my music supplies, such as instruments, sheet music, and accessories as well as the things that I plan to bring.
As far as instruments go, I will be bringing two flutes. I have a nice one for use indoors for concert band and other indoor performances, lessons, etc. My other flute is still nice, but not quite, so that one will be used for outdoor events like marching band or other outdoor concerts. I will also bring my piccolo.
For my music, I will be bringing all of the books that my flute teacher has assigned for me to study this fall. I have a couple of books from Trevor Wye, a book of studies, and a solo book. I will also be bringing some other music that I like to play from for fun. I will also be bringing the music for my piano placement test.
I have all of my accessories together in what is supposed to be a makeup case from Vera Bradley (yes, I still buy their products, no I am not ashamed). I have a single stand for flute and a stand for two flutes and a piccolo, and both stands collapse. I also have some cleaning cloths, pencils, highlighters, a screwdriver, and some cigarette paper for cleaning sticky pads.
I plan to keep the accessories in their case, the music books will hopefully fit in my backpack, and the instruments might ride on their own.
That, like yesterday’s, was not the longest or most interesting post, but it got the point across. I hope this helps anyone who might also be a music major or will be moving and packing up their music.
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7DCC #4 Day 4: Transportation?

This day of the series is all about how to transport items from your home to your dorm. I am not moving very far from where I live, but at the same time, it is probably not the most realistic idea to think that on move in day, I can just make two trips. Because of this, my family and I will probably end up taking two cars. My dad drives an SUV type car and my mom will probably use the family’s CR-V for the rest of the stuff. I haven’t really figured too much out in the transportation department, but my guess is that we will pack as much as we can into one car, see if everything fits. If not, we will put stuff in a second car.
Not too much today, but I don’t think that transporting all of my stuff will be a problem. The biggest items are the fridge and the microwave, so those will definitely be loaded into the car first, and the rest of the stuff will fit in around in. One way or another, I will be all moved in in four days!
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The F Word.

I’m a feminist. There’s no point in putting off saying it. I’m a feminist and a proud one at that. Growing up, I think I had an environment that allowed me to explore the greatness that is being female. In my family, there has been me, my little sister, and my mom and dad. The girls had power in numbers alone, but that’s not where the feminist influences stopped. Ever since before I was born, my mom has been the primary breadwinner for my family. My dad has also had jobs throughout my life, but from the time I was three or four until my junior year of high school, my dad was a stay at home dad. He worked odd jobs on occasion once my sister and I were in school, but he would always take off early to pick us up by the front doors. I think I always knew that I was in some way different than my classmates. All of their moms would stand by the school waiting for their kids while mine was working in her office to support us. Don’t get me wrong, I am extremely thankful that my mom was able to do what she does and still be a good parent.

I believe that this family structure had a huge impact on the formation of my views on gender equality. I love the fact that I have grown up in an environment where I am able to express my femininity and be proud to be a girl. We have come a long way, but we are in what is still very much a man’s world.
I really want to see people talk about feminism and how it is a good thing, not just for girls, but for boys, too. The feminist movement is not about proving that girls are better, it is about giving all people, regardless of gender, equal treatment and equal rights.
What are your thoughts on the feminist movement? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter. Thanks for reading!
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7DCC #3 Day 5: Organization

So, I have not started packing anything yet, but I have a plan in my mind of how I would like to pack things. I am going to outline that plan here.
For clothes, I plan on putting those in a duffel bag and for overflow, I will be putting the rest into one of my suitcases, either my carry-on size one or my bigger one. I might try to have my fancy clothes travel in their own garment bags, if that is possible. For shoes, I will be putting them in baggies to keep the dirt off of my clothes surrounding them. If you want to read more about what clothes I will be bringing, check out my last post in this countdown.
I plan on putting as much of my office supplies into my backpack and overflow will go into a suitcase, unless I decide to bring a tote bag (in which case overflow of books will go there). I will also do the same with my music books and accessories. As far as the instruments themselves, my flutes will probably go into a suitcase or ride on their own.
Things like my wallet, driver’s license, student id, money, and other small things will go in my purse. My planner will either go in there or with my office supplies. I will also try to put things that I might need often in my purse so that I can get to them quickly.
Other small items will probably end up in a suitcase or inside a larger item. My microwave and fridge will both be on their own. I might need a few boxes in which to put my bedding and other things that don’t fit inside the convenient rolling suitcase.
I cannot make any concrete plans yet, because I think that most of my packing will be done this coming weekend, when both of my parents will be home all day to help me out. I know this was probably not the most interesting post, but it is what I have at the moment.
P.S. I will still be uploading an entry to my Thoughtworthy series later today.
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