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Christmas Concert

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Wow!

If anybody else went to the concert on Tuesday, they know what I mean! I had gone because my cousin is a cellist in the orchestra, and I’m glad that I did. All the musical groups played, the choir, guitar ensemble, more choir, what looked like a group of kids from the Collegiate School, and it ended with the full orchestra (orchestra/band combined). They all did such fantastic jobs! It wasn’t your run of the mill college music concert, at all. There was some dancing thrown into the songs, more than one where the students came out into the audience as they sang, and songs were sung for both Kwanza and Hannakuh, alongside the mass of Christmas tunes. It went on for about two hours, so it was a good thing I didn’t bring my five year old sister along.

Personally, Christmas and all the festivities surrounding it is my favorite holiday. I love the music, the scents, the decorations, the gift giving (the gift receiving, haha!). I know a lot of my friends aren’t nearly as excited for it as I am. They talk about how their workplaces have been playing Christmas music since Halloween finished, not to mention the radio. They worry about the money that will be spent on presents and the days they can get off of work… And its kind of sad, actually, to realize that this is what Christmas has come to, for a lot of people. Religious aspects of the holiday aside, I think the whole point is to celebrate and give and spread love throughout your friends and family! To go to things like the Christmas Concert and to have a good time, to just let yourself have fun!

I guess the point I’m getting at is that when you’re celebrating one of the winter holidays, make sure you give it your all. Don’t let life get you down. So what if money is tight? Give what you can, even if its just hugs and kisses. When they say “its the thought that counts,” its no joke. I might not have gotten gifts for every single friend this year, but I make sure they know how much I love and appreciate them.

What’s your favorite part the of the winter holidays? From getting a break from school, to the holiday feast that might await you at home, share you favorites with us in an email to studentblog@scf.edu!  :]

Hello to all!

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I wanted to make this Blog an introduction to myself. My name is Steve. I hope you all enjoy the blogs I write, I know it is very enjoyable to write them!

To summarize up my history for a moment, I will say that I have struggled a lot in the past with some orthopedic issues. I was born with deformed feet, and have been struggling with the challenges that come with any deformity since I could walk. Throughout Middle and High School, I have had twenty surgeries on my feet so far! (Poor piggies went the butcher shop instead of the market! HAHA!!!) But seriously though. It’s been tough.

I am however, fortunate for this seemingly troubled past. The surgeries are over, and I am now healed. (Well.. Sort of..) At the very least, I am happy to say that I have ditched the wheelchair and am walking everywhere I go. I must say though, I do miss doing wheelies with my wheelchair…

I may actually still do them even though I can walk :P

But I digress. I worked hard through grade school and am now currently a student at the State College of Florida (obviously). As I was saying earlier, I thoroughly enjoy being here. I’m not sure what I was expecting at first, but all of those somewhat neutral views have turned into strongly positive ones.

I plan on becoming a Veterinarian when I am through with school. It’s a LOT of school, and I’m okay with that. I really love animals (to death!!!!!!!!) and I really enjoy helping them. In my spare time I blog (hehehe) and volunteer at the Braden River Animal Hospital. It’s so rewarding! After being through the pain and suffering that I have been in in previous years, I know that it’s an extremely difficult thing to deal with. So, I feel like I can help make animals happy and pain free too. This is why I aspire to become a veterinarian.

The physical struggles I have dealt with in the past I feel have made me a better person inside. I see things from a perspective not many young adults do. My past has made me mature much sooner than I otherwise would have, and for that I am thankful.

Not only has my physical disability made life somewhat difficult at times, it has also showed me that when God does something, God has a reason for it. My feet limit my physically but, thankfully my brain takes up the slack. I have been blessed with a high I.Q, and I really am happy to say so.

I’m very opinionated with things, (politics and such.. More to come!) and I really enjoy debating with people. Not only do I love being right, but it is just fun in general to see what someone from the opposite side of a given topic sees.

I am a firearm friendly individual. I love firearms, and I feel that all responsible individuals should own at least ten trillion of them. The world of shooting is extremely fun and competitive, and is something I enjoy doing in the small amount of free time I have when I’m not at B.R.A.H. Some people feel that firearms shouldn’t be talked about or legal in general, but I am not one of those types of people. I believe in our 2nd amendment rights, and I also believe in God. The two go together very well for me, and I must say that if you feel differently that is A ok! I am not here to impress my opinions on anyone.

Anyway, this was just a (not so short) introduction of myself to you all. I hope you all are enjoying the wonderful weather we are having here lately. (Thank God for WINTER!!!!) If you ever see me around campus, feel free to come up and say “hi.” I’ll probably be one of the few with a T-shirt and shorts on in this 60 degree weather, so I won’t be too hard to find! :P

Anyway, it was nice to get the opportunity to Blog for SCF, I am honored to do so, and hope to do well. Be sure to enjoy your Christmas break, and be sure in the mean time to study hard for those finals! It’s not something you want to take lightly.. The things you learned at the beginning of the semester are probably hiding somewhere. My advice is to study, study, study!

If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to studentblogger@scf.edu so we can hear from you!