1) I was in Idaho for 5 weeks on a SCA crew and had a fantastic time living 45 miles away from everything but mountains and trees and wildlife, etc. We built a beautiful 2/3 of a mile of new trail!! The 8 other people were great - we all got along so well - and I miss them all! For our four-day rec trip, we backpacked out of the Wilderness, I think like 38 miles, was it? It was so beautiful. I can't even describe it. But it's not worth trying to describe everything in a little minute entry, because it just wouldn't work, so I'll write more later.
2) The day after I got home from the woods, I spent a week at Berklee College of Music in Boston, doing a guitar workshop. It was awesome and I learned so much, but it was major culture shock, and the amount of people was just overwhelming. I didn't make a single friend there, which was alright, I guess, because I had a lot of time to myself, and went on long walks to explore the area. Still, I miss Idaho, and I'm not as much of a city person as I thought I was. But the workshop was great - my style was jamband/funk/fusion, which was AWESOME. I've never been surrounded by so many talented guitarrists in my life, therefore it was extremely intimidating, but the coolest, most unbelievable thing happened. In fact, I'm still not sure if it was real, and I have to keep on pinching myself: I received a scholarship to attend Berklee as a guitar student!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But wow. I am seriously shocked.
And today, FINALLY, I am home. I get to chill. I would love to hang out with people, but I have to babysit tonight. My parents are making me, saying that I haven't earned money this summer. Hello, I just earned $$$$$$$$from the scholarship, instantly. Plus, the trail work and time I spent in the Wilderness this summer was priceless. Money-schmoney.