It has been such a ridiculously crazy week! But in the midst of it all, everything is looking up. :)
I'll delve into the not-so-fun stuff first.
I just received an outline back (from this very same teacher mentioned in my earlier post) and received a solid D on the assignment. For not being quite as specific as she wanted on one little part of the paper. That's it, literally just ONE thing. Ok, well it's marked in two spots, but it is really the same one thing, just mentioned twice. So it gets a D.
Yeah, my suspicious are confirmed...she has it out for me. This is not going to be a fair battle.
At least I know what I'm worth and she can never give me a grade on my life.
Moving on...I guess there's really not too much to say, other than I am learning so much about myself that I never realized I had as a part of me. I love it! It's so exciting, and I'm becoming happier and happier. Maybe that's partly because it's spring break now and I don't have classes all week, but part of it is also that I'm learning so much about myself, what the Lord has planned for me, the gospel, realizing the blessings I have in life (particularly friends), and just learning to love others and myself in a smart and mature way.
I really do have great friends. Every person I know who I talk to and interact with and everything...there are so many people out there who I care about and who I love... and it's just starting to dawn on me that they love and support me, too.
I learn new things everyday! Not only about myself, but about others! And I learn things about the world, history and geography and cultures and current events. Back to learning about others, I had a lovely brief conversation with an older lady in the ward today who just stopped me to tell me she loves my music and hopes I keep it up for a very long time. (I haven't played in church in so long! I appreciated the loving compliment.) We got into discussing how much we love music. I admit, before this I knew very little, if anything, about this woman, other than she was recently very ill and that she and her husband have very strong testimonies in the church. But today, I learned she used to be a professional bassoon player!! She went to all-state in high school! She played in the symphony orchestra for a VERY long time! She used to sing, she used to draw, used to do all sorts of things.
It is amazing how much you can learn by simply appreciating other people and being loving in your conversations.
I've made this change recently in my life and the blessings are certainly without number. Many that I probably don't even recognize, and probably won't for a very long time.
I have much more work to do (I have a whole lifetime of work to do!! Haha!), but I'm grateful for all of my friends and family for the support you have, even if it's simply a casual conversation. Knowing me and simply liking to talk to me...coming out of a few very hard years of depression these recent months...it is more than I can ever fully explain.
So to all my friends and family who read this, Thank You. You are all great people. :)