Alright, one more week into this last-year-of-uni thing, and I think I’m finally getting the routine part of it down! But man, is it exhausting…
My classes have been going pretty well. Believe it or not, they’re probably the least stressful thing right now. I’ve never been too big on science, so my chemistry lab is the only one really giving me any trouble… It’s a class I should have taken a couple years ago, but I guess I was kind of putting it off for as long as I could. Poor Onkel Stefan. I’ve been calling him and emailing him so much for help lately… I’m just lucky he’s too nice to say no!
Theater rehearsals have started back up again too… Probably the biggest source of all my stress right now. We have a new student director, Laura, and she’s such a bitch! Seriously, she’s the worst… Like a dictator or something.
And you know the worst part? The cast list got posted yesterday… She gave me such a small role! I was so upset. But it’s not like I could argue… No matter how much it sucks, she’s the one in charge. All I can do is grin and bear it. And I guess having any role is better than none at all, right?
When Clara found out about it, she had a few choice words about Laura. It was actually pretty funny… until she started yelling, and called me a “coward” for “not sticking up for myself”. She just doesn’t understand – that’s not who I am. It never has been. You’d think after knowing me for literally her whole life she’d have figured that out by now. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised though… Clara’s been so pissy with me lately. The tiniest things seem to set her off! I think being away from Florian has really put her on edge or something.
Anyway, my job down at the library has been the other thing taking up most of my time… But thankfully it’s not quite as stressful as theater is. And my boss is WAY better than Laura (not that she’s really my “boss”… but she certainly likes to act that way!). Mark’s pretty awesome, actually. Definitely not your stereotypical stuck-up librarian. He’s so patient with me when it comes to explaining stuff, and we have a lot in common too. Talking with him definitely helps my shifts go by a lot faster.
And so does checking out some of the eye candy.
And by “eye candy” I really mean Elliot.
He’s in my chemistry class, actually. He’s a couple years younger than me, and American, I think. His German’s not perfect, and his funny accent makes me think he might be from near Willow Creek, where grandpa Josh is from. But it’s hard to say for sure… I’ve never even said two words to him.
I really don’t know much about him yet, except that he sure is nice to look at.
Hopefully that will change soon… But for now, I’m actually having a pretty good time just admiring the view.