There are three parts of my life with which I identify most strongly, and I have tried to reflect that in my blog. Those sectors would be faith, science and music. Here’s a little bit about myself with regard to each of those categories:

Faith: (Coming soon…)

Science: I am a full-time student working on obtaining my bachelor’s degree. While I am unsure whether I am going to major in chemistry, physics, or both, I have known for a while that I wanted to study, and then go into, a scientific field. I picked the physical sciences for a couple of reasons. First, math is one of my strong suits. It comes fairly easily to me, and I enjoy working with numbers, which is a big part of chemistry and physics. More importantly, though, I love to find out how our universe (and everything in it) works on the smallest levels possible. This is why I enjoyed molecular biology, and is what makes chemistry, with its individual atoms, and physics with its fundamental laws and subatomic particles so interesting for me. Though I have no clue where my studies will take me, or what sector of either chemistry or physics I will decide is my “favorite,” that is part of the learning process.

Music: Outside of school in high school and classes as an undergraduate, music has, for several years, been my extracurricular activity of choice. Through elementary school I studied piano with an Mrs. B, an excellent instructor at the college my dad works at, and in fifth grade I eagerly joined the band program. I played trumpet for a year, which I playfully attribute to the fact that, when we were given the opportunity to try the band instruments and pick one, someone had broken the French horn before I could. In sixth grade, for reasons that I’m still not entirely sure of, I switched to horn, one of the best decisions of my life. I have been playing horn since, both studying privately as well as playing in bands, wind ensembles, and orchestras, especially outside of school. For three years, I auditioned for and made Senior Districts, playing one year in the band, and two more with the orchestra, and in the winter of 2012-2013, was given the honor of performing with my state’s All-States Orchestra. These festivals, along with school Pit Band, music trips, and other ensembles out of school, are some of my favorite memories, both for the music and the friends I had there. While I am not going to be a music major, I definitely plan to continue playing music in the marching band, orchestra, and wind ensembles here at my university. I also love to listen to music, and have a very wide range of taste in genres, as you may be able tell by my “I’ve Been Listening To…” posts. Wow, I had a lot to say about that…

Miscellaneous: There are a few things that I’d like to share that don’t fall into any of categories. I played soccer for years through junior year in high school. I didn’t play senior year, however, so I’d have more time to work on music and my studies. Hopefully I will be able to play a little bit more in the coming years, either with an IM or club team, because I do really miss the game. I like to play chess, and am decent at it, I guess. Also, while I’m not all that great at most video games, there are a few that I really enjoy. I am really good at Mario Kart games (especially Mario Kart Wii), if I do say so myself, but that’s about the only console game I am particularly good at. On the computer, I enjoy League of Legends, Minecraft, and Portal (Portal 2 is good too, if not better). I do not spend much time playing these while at school, simply because I don’t have much time. Speaking of things I like, but don’t have much time to do in college, I love to read, and like my taste in music, enjoy several genres of literature, especially science fiction, fantasy, non fiction science and history. I don’t watch a ton of television, but enjoy watching Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, and also like science fiction (and Disney) movies.

Anyway, thank you for spending some time to get to know who I am. I hope you enjoy the blog.

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