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Days like today remind me how much I love studying. I'm working on a paper for my Psalms class; and as I read, I notice little things that point to more things I don't yet know. I get excited about following this new rabbit trail towards learning more about the history of the development of the Old Testament. 

I also love that I'm learning how to sing the Psalms, either chanting or as through-composed pieces. There are so many beautiful settings of each individual Psalm. I'm really looking forward to taking a full class on chanting by the time I finish my degree.

Early this February, my class created a worship service based around the Psalms. I wasn't able to attend, but there is a video of it. It was to exciting to me that they were able to give the Psalms their due as beautiful pieces of poetry.

I love being in this community where we worship together early and often. ^_^
Days like today remind me how much I love studying. I'm working on a paper for my Psalms class; and as I read, I notice little things that point to more things I don't yet know. I get excited about following this new rabbit trail towards learning more about the history of the development of the Old Testament. 

I also love that I'm learning how to sing the Psalms, either chanting or as through-composed pieces. There are so many beautiful settings of each individual Psalm. I'm really looking forward to taking a full class on chanting by the time I finish my degree.

Early this February, my class created a worship service based around the Psalms. I wasn't able to attend, but there is a video of it. It was to exciting to me that they were able to give the Psalms their due as beautiful pieces of poetry.

I love being in this community where we worship together early and often. ^_^
One more thing! I accomplished one of my goals from the summer! I got all dressed up in the cassock and surplice, and I led a fully sung and chanted Morning Prayer! There's a video too!

Well, hey. So I've been doing things. Got back from Boston a couple weeks ago. The classes were really good. One was on the Psalms and the other was on liturgy. I have a fairly light spring planned. I'm only taking one class.

I'm slightly adjusting my long-range academic plans. I'm adjusting more towards North American History. I want to still study in theology, but I feel that having a PhD in history might be better at me getting a job. And I do plan to continue studying and working in theology. All of my work will have a postcolonial focus of some sort. That's something I've really gotten from being at my current school.

I'm moving up to school in May. I'm a bit nervous, but also excited. I'm going to take a road trip up. I'll leave around Mother's Day and arrive in Cambridge, MA, right before graduation so I can help with the ceremony for the graduating students.

I'm planning on organizing the online chapel, and I may get another job too. I don't want to be working too much, but I do need to have an income.

I have several goals for next year, one of which is to start really learning my research languages. I have identified the first two languages I need to learn: Chinese and Spanish. I have found a place in Boston that offers lessons in Chinese, and I plan to take classes while I'm in class.

I also hope to study abroad during this degree. My school has a good exchange program with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and I'm hoping to study there. Hong Kong uses Cantonese more than Mandarin, so I'll need to see if I can focus on that. I hope to study abroad the year after next. I've renewed my passport, so I'm ready to go!

I'm excited about these plans. I'll miss NC, but I'll be back to visit, and I'm definitely planning on moving back when I'm done with school.
I'm almost finished with one of my papers. Woohoo! It was due yesterday. :P But it'll be fine. I've got my last paper due at the end of the month. Only a couple more weeks!

I think I'm going to have time to go to the hymnsing at Fullsteam tonight. Amelia's coming with me. I'm so excited! I really miss her when she's gone.

My brother finished up with school the other day. I'm so excited for him! He's got a great job lined up.

I've realized I really need to get started on learning Spanish. I've ordered a Spanish-language prayerbook and hymnal. I think that when I go to school, I'm going to organize a group of people to have regular Spanish-language services together. That'll make it easier to learn with a group. I hope by the time I go to school in May that I'll have enough Spanish down to be able to speak a little bit conversationally. I'm going to start going to Unida Iglesia, the Spanish-language services at my church. And I hope to attend St. Cyprian's more often.

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Days like today remind me how much I love studying. I'm working on a paper for my Psalms class; and as I read, I notice little things that point to more things I don't yet know. I get excited about following this new rabbit trail towards learning more about the history of the development of the Old Testament. 

I also love that I'm learning how to sing the Psalms, either chanting or as through-composed pieces. There are so many beautiful settings of each individual Psalm. I'm really looking forward to taking a full class on chanting by the time I finish my degree.

Early this February, my class created a worship service based around the Psalms. I wasn't able to attend, but there is a video of it. It was to exciting to me that they were able to give the Psalms their due as beautiful pieces of poetry.

I love being in this community where we worship together early and often. ^_^

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