Currently: January 2018
Hey y’all! It’s been a couple of months since I’ve done a currently post, so I thought I’d hop on the blog today to update you on some of the things that have gone on in my life these past few weeks of 2018.
Reading… Do Hard Things and Girl Defined. I think I technically finished reading them both before the New Year, but nevertheless, it was pretty recent. These two books were amazing and I would totally recommend them for teens!
Singing... a fun choral arrangement called This is the Day that the Lord Has Made. We are singing it soon in choir at church and it is definitely a *different* sort of piece than we usually do… ;)
Going… with a friend and her parents to a King’s Singers concert. It was AMAZING!! I’ve sort of grown up listening to The King’s Singers music, but I’ve never seen them in concert. It was a truly incredible experience. Such beautiful music! If you have never listened to them, YOU NEED TO! They are world-famous, so obviously they are fantastic. AND after the concert my friend introduced me to each of the singers, which was pretty cool! So I not only got to hear them sing, but I got to actually MEET and TALK with them in person and get photos with them!
Listening… to King’s Singers music; what else? ;) Now I’m a die-hard fan of theirs. All of Me, We Are, and To Kokoraki are my favorites. The last one is absolutely hilarious – go listen to it!!
Playing… a Bagatelle by a modern composer. It’s short, quick, and filled with scales (chromatic, C minor, and C major), so it has some personality to it. I hope to get a video of it up on my YouTube channel soon.
Preparing… for a Bible Quiz Tournament and also a sort of piano “competition.” February will be an interesting month!
Looking forward... to seeing the Bontrager Family Singers in concert this coming week. I’m on concert overload right now and greatly enjoying it :)
Enjoying… snow!! We got another snow a couple of weeks ago, which was pretty exciting! I think 2 snow storms within practically a month might be a record here in the south! :P You should check out my friend Lily’s hilarious video (here) on different reactions to snow. It’s an over-exaggeration, of course, but to an extent it is still true ;) Definitely check it out!
Favoring... this really pretty pink nail-polish color. I don't normally wear nail-polish on my fingernails, but I discovered this light pink color (you can see it in the photo above) in my nail-polish collection. Now it's a favorite!
Adding... a "Recommendations" page to my blog. It's been in the works for a while now and it took me a while to figure out how to get it up (I forgot how to get a new page up... haha!), but I finally did it. So if you're wondering what some of my favorite things are (books, music, etc.), you can now visit my new page! And don't forget to comment at the bottom of the recommendations page and share YOUR recommendations!
Smiling… because I GOT MY BRACES OFF!! I had them for a year and a half and I’m so happy to be done with that phase. Just another couple of weeks of wearing my retainer 24/7 before I can go without it during the day! So excited! ;)
What have YOU been up to this month? Do you listen to The King's Singers? :)