Red means MASTERED :)
Blue means priority to be done
1. Maroon Bells (July 6th 2014)
2. Maroon Lake Scenic Trail (July 6th 2014)
3. Independence Pass
4. Aspen Mountain/ Ajax (July 14th 2014)
5. Aspen Highlands
6. Crater Lake Trail
7. Rio Grande (X June 24th 2014)
8. Cathedral Lake Trail
9. Silver Queen Gondola (July 14th 2014)
10. West Maroon Trail
11. Hunter Creek Trail
12. Linkins Lake Trail
13. Ashcroft Ghost Town
14. Buckskin Pass
15. Maroon Snowmass Trail (Government Trail)
16. Conundrum Creek Trail
17. Capital Creek Trail
18. American Lake Trail
19. Aspen Grottos
Aspen Roaring fork river- off music school rd.
It's the arrival of everyone. Most of the Aspen Festival attendees are coming today and tomorrow. Monday is the convocation. Already, my Monday schedule is packed! Also, registration time is today, so I will get to see the repertoire I have to learn by Audition time Saturday.
What I really want to say is that water is a central part of my life. I cannot express how much I love the water. The river was such a relief to me when I realized the extra comfort it gave me amidst this strange and beautiful place.
So it turns out the airport I used coming into Aspen was one of the most dangerous airports in the US. If I had known when I boarded, I think I would be more afraid of going. Thank God I am flying Denver after the Aspen Festival.
Today is day 2 of Resident Assistant training. I think I overestimate the duties I have to do. This is good! I will have more time to practice.
Now that I have visited the official Aspen music campus, I can honestly say that the best part of this music festival is the location. It is so amazing. Everything is so beautiful. The buildings are brand new and are such a treat to be in. Comfort is very important when it comes to specializing. I do not feel the same when I practice near nature, as I do when I practice in the basement that resembles a dungeon.
I have yet to go on any trail hikes here, but that will change because every Monday there is a group hike activity.
Some of the goals I have this summer are to just keep composing, keep practicing, keep playing... If I'm going to become a champion of my own life, I must keep my composure and do what I do. It's good to work towards something and try my best!
Talk to you later,
I've been experiencing a creative block for the past quarter, and I believe it has to do with how this quarter I focused only on one thing--piano. It sucked the joy out of that one thing for me though. Who knew that specialization impacts so inversely on my life and happiness!
Having multiple paths/ options, and different, varied hobbies have such a positive impact on me. Specializing only causes me to reconsider my line of work, because I feel so dead in my tracks--the freedom gone, the sparkling bubbles flattened. My energy is sapped when I have to stay in one place, do one thing, complete one task...
And what joys I felt when I met new people on the set of the Newsroom! And what joy I felt when I meet new friends and connect with people I used to only pass by all the time but never sit down and talk to!
For my upcoming months in Aspen, I aim to do a few things:
- Connect with like-minded souls
- Be the creative person that I am, no more hiding
- See nature and take pictures, and soak in the immensity of the big broad sky
- Find my inner happiness with God above all else
I would consider triple majoring a major success in my life. And there were obstacles in place, bureaucratic administrative roadblocks. However, I kept to what I was doing, and I took classes when I was not supposed to, and here it is! I have done it!
I need to follow this same philosophy. If I think I can do it, then I will be able to do it!