This weekend, I went to the ACM awards in Las Vegas. My sister has been working with the Academy of Country Music for the past three years, and this year I joined my mom, aunt, uncle, and two cousins in Las Vegas, Nevada for the 49th annual awards show. We had a blast, spending the first three days watching rehearsals in the mornings and going to the Party for a Cause Festival in the afternoons/evenings to see some amazing performances. Then, on Sunday we spent the morning at the pool and laying in the sun, before getting ready and attending the awards show. Monday was another pool day followed by the ACM All-Star Salute to the Troops taping that will air on CBS in May. We had the best VIP treatment the whole time, with a lovely room at the MGM Grand and Backstage Passes to every event. I went last year with my mom, but having some of my extended family join us this year made it that much more fun. I love country music more than anything, except maybe live concerts and festivals, so this weekend was my idea of a perfect time. They also announced that next year, for the 50th anniversary, the show will be in Dallas, Texas at AT&T Cowboy’s Stadium, so I can’t wait! I’ll be able to do a road trip to get there, and I’m sure everything will be bigger and better (it always is in Texas)!
The only downside to this weekend was that I missed all my classes Thursday, Friday, Monday, and Tuesday, so I have a bit of catching up to do. My teachers have all been really nice about it (I told them I was ill), so I have a bit of time to get back into the swing of things, but I’m still stressed out. I hate not knowing what’s going on, and that’s how I feel in every single one of my classes right now. The rest of this week, and especially this weekend, will be entirely devoted to sorting out my school work.
Five weeks from today, all my finals will be done, I’ll no longer be a college freshman, and I’ll be on my way to Los Angeles to celebrate my sister’s college graduation and spend some extra time with her before I have to go home and work in June. I’m very, very excited, to say the least.