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unbound_spirit ([personal profile] unbound_spirit) wrote2008-02-07 07:50 pm

My Life in Bullets

-Next week I'm going to an info session about the Columbia University post-bac, pre-med program.

-Later that night, I'm going to the Bang on a Can Peoples' Commission concert at Merkin Hall.  Hopefully some new music will inspire me out of my present lack of enthusiasm for my chosen career.

-Next week I'm also going down to Princeton to record some arias for a competition.  I hate the arias.  I think music like this has no artistic value other than as an exercise in egotism for the singer.  I usually don't do competitions because people who sing crap like this are usually the people who win.  Doing music I don't believe in is draining. 

-I start Russian lessons soon. 

-Last night I met some cool kids from Juilliard (some who graduated, some who go there, some who teach there) who are in charge of a concert series that sounds pretty cool.  They checked out my website and emailed me today and were like, "Yeah, come work with us."  That's cool I guess.  They seem to do a lot of new music and contemporary stuff on the series.  And one of them has a brother doing immunology research at Hopkins.  And his wife is a mathematician.  He thinks I should meet them both.  Maybe if I find enough people like that, I can get them all together and we can develope a whole new field of research.

-I'm finalizing plans to visit my uncle and aunt and watch how research goes down at Yale. 

-I've been invited down to Miami for something music-related but I'm not sure if the invitation may have come because of something non-music related.  I'm leery and pessimistic. 

-My insecurities are strangling me.  In music, love, and everything else.  I have lost my ability to trust anyone with my heart. 

[identity profile] audesapere.livejournal.com 2008-02-08 01:21 am (UTC)(link)
cool, where are you taking russian lessonS?

[identity profile] unbound-spirit.livejournal.com 2008-02-08 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
I found some old lady on Craigslist. She's from Latvia and she lives in the city.

[identity profile] audesapere.livejournal.com 2008-02-08 02:29 am (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] callmetothejedi.livejournal.com 2008-02-08 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
I hope that you find the Columbia information session helpful. I hope that it helps crystalize some of the ideas that have been bouncing around.

[identity profile] unbound-spirit.livejournal.com 2008-02-08 03:58 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks, I hope so too.

I also hope they don't REALLY actually want my SAT scores, because seriously, I took those like ten years ago! Someone not too long ago asked me what I scored on the SAT and I seriously couldn't even remember. I'm pretty sure ETS databases don't store that information after a certain number of years. My GRE score isn't good anymore and I only took that five years ago.

[identity profile] words-i-like.livejournal.com 2008-03-30 09:00 pm (UTC)(link)
I've added you. Hope you don't mind. I realize that most of your entries are friends only, so I may not have much to read. However, the few I've read make you sound extraordinarily interesting! I discovered you when you commented at our mutual friend "ladymeg1." Who, by the way, I find extremely interesting also.