Monday, April 6, 2009

Bean Town Part Deux

One of my really good friends is also planning to move to Boston and attend Emerson University. So, she and I decided to take a trip to Boston together at the end of February to check out her school, apartments, and to shop of course! It felt soooo good to actually see the city, something I did not get to do on my last trip there. We stayed in downtown a walked and trained it EVERYWHERE!!! It felt so good to use your legs to get you where you want to go! The night we arrived, we met a fellow Louisianian in the elevator of our hotel! He was an engineer who had been in Boston for several weeks, so we all hung out and he introduced us to all his new Bostonian friends! The trip was beneficial in that I was able to figure out the T-routes and my way around, but I wish I had enough sense to schedule a tour or meeting at Lesley or SOMETHING...oh well, it was a good time.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Bean Town

Back in January, I got an email from the university I want to attend about an open house. I told Thad "I wish I could go." and he said "Why can't you?" So then the purchasing of plane tickets to Boston was made! Lesley University has a graduate program for music therapy and I'm hoping they accept me for Fall 2009. My husband has been wanting to attend Berklee College of Music for quite some time, so I decided to look into Boston schools as well.
Late January Thad and I flew to Boston and stayed with our dear friends, Amber and Wayne. We were actually in Boston for less than 48 hours, so this trip was strictly business and school-related. I was really nervous this open house would be a lot of fluff, but it was very informative and personable. I got to talk to THE music therapy professor who was so warm, kind, and intelligent...I really got the feeling that that was the place for me. I know without a doubt that music therapy is my calling in life. Even if I don't get accepted by Lesley, I'll find someone who will take me as a student, although I feel my chances of getting admitted to Lesley are quite good based on my music education qualifications. It seemed like we were actually there for 5 minutes before it was time to leave and I was already falling in love with the colonial style building and 2 feet of snow everywhere! What a trip!

Erin's Graduation

So, it's be a LONG time since my last post...I'll do my best to catch you up on the last 8 months. In December I finally graduated!!! I got a Bachelor's of Instrumental Music Education. It was bitter-sweet day (but mostly sweet because I was SO over ULM). I was especially sad that my really great, hillarious, beautiful friend, Kimberlie, was moving back to Seattle, WA (her hubby's in the Coast Guard). She moved back to Monroe to do her student teaching and we became so very close during those four months...I couldn't have done it without her support, humor, and tenacity! So, since we wouldn't see each other before she left town, we decided to do a joint graduation party at Genusa's Italian Restaurant! It was SO fun and beautiful and DELICIOUS! We invited our families (hers traveling here from New Orleans) and a couple of our closet friends. My sister made the most scrum-trulescent cake EVER! It was just a great time of celebration, loved ones, and food! The party was so perfect, I wouldn't have changed one thing about it.