It’s actually quite depressing. It’s just gone by so quickly. I got stressed as usual with exams and stuff, but I’ve truly had an amazing time.
Now I’m waiting for my parents and my sister to come over and we can do loads of touristy things, and I can take lots of pictures and videos. I cannot wait to see them again! Skyping on my laptop is just not enough!
Here’s another video that I made. This one is of the Chinese Connection Dub Embassy release party that one of the classes that I took here in Memphis organised. We also worked with them to record and market the album. It was a really good experience and definitely what I want to do as a career!
My life has become so hetic since arriving in Memphis. After starting my classes, I’ve settled in and made many friends, most of whom I know I’m going to keep in contact with even after I return to England.
At first, I wasn’t happy with some of my classes so I had to change them, now I love all of my classes. However, I’ve just seen the amount of work that I have to do until the end of the semester - OMG it is loads! I also missed my Dad’s 50th birthday because I was here, was a really tough day for me as I’ve never been away from him on his birthday, and as seen as this was a massive milestone birthday, I felt so bad!
I’ve been in the recording studio a lot recently, last night being the longest I have ever been there - 14 hours!! I’m currently working with a band on releasing their E.P and organising a launch party, and then I recorded my vocals for one of my friends projects. Surprisingly, it actually sounded alright as seen as I am not confident with my voice at all, but with some of his vocal training and advice, it didn’t turn out too bad. Would I buy it - no! Would I record again - hell yeah! It was so much fun!
There’s only one week left until spring break!! I’m heading to New Orleans for a weekend and I might be heading to Nashville. I really hope I can go so I can take lots of pictures and maybe even start recording!
I’ve just realised now, that I need to get my life sorted. It’s like it’s hit me like a tonne of bricks…
Don’t get me wrong, my life is awesome right now, but I need to plan for the future. I’ve never been the time of person who plans that far in advance, but talking to my friends who seem to have everything sorted for when they leave uni, and know exactly what career they want to do, scares me. I haven’t given it much thought.
I need to decide pretty soonish so I can start applying for internships or something.
I guess the thing that scares me the most about it all, is that it’s time to grow up.
After leaving behind my friends in Wycombe with an awesome leaving party… I finally touched down in Memphis, Tennessee. I’ve been here for just under a week now and already it’s been such a culture change. I’m pretty sure I’ve already lost a bit of weight from not drinking as much! I’m even tempted to check out the gym facilities here!!!
On my first full day here, we went on a unique tour bus. It took us around Memphis and showed us the sights, but also had a girl singing blues songs and telling us the history of the place. So cheesy, but so good. It was like information overload though.
Beale Street and Sun Studios were just a couple of the places that we visited. Others include the Peabody Hotel - where the march of the ducks happens, and the place where Martin Luther King Jr was shot.
This tour made me realise how much history this city has! So glad that I chose to come here as part of my exchange course rather than any where else.