Good Friday

Fratres - Arvo Pärt

Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone:
and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.

Consider the lilies they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

It has been a momentous week.   If all goes as planned, I am practically guaranteed to graduate by the end of August!  (I'm still trying to take it in.)

Until this week, I had been just three credits short of a summer graduation date.  I had been trying for weeks to meet these credits - literally tried three different ways of contacting a certain professor who could then, possibly, agree to supervise independent research over the summer.  For whatever reason, I never heard back from that professor.

However, just this past week, a second opportunity presented itself.  Another professor suddenly volunteered to supervise independent research for this spring, in a different (but equally interesting) topic.  I spent the past few days emailing various people, to see if I qualified to register, etc.  To cut a long story short, everything - from my just barely eligibility to this research class's schedule - everything has come together and fallen into place like puzzle pieces.  I have got my three credits now.  It was not the solution I anticipated, but it could not be more perfect!

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Another piece of happy news - my school's literary magazine will be publishing one of my poems!  This is a first for me, and I'm pretty excited.  For the sake of anonymity, I won't publish the poem here, but those of you who are interested, let me know and I can email it to you.  :)

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I have been so busy this academic year.  I get plenty of sleep, but apparently I don't sleep well, because throughout the day I feel tired.  I'm sure I have enough time to read and write and whatever else I want to do, but the energy is lacking.

With only two quarters left, I have decided to give schoolwork my all.  My grades weren't what I was hoping for last quarter - mostly due to my laptop issues and transitioning to my part-time job.  But I want to try harder than hard to do better.

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And...I have some nice pictures of a magnolia tree I want to add to this post later.  But this is all for now - just had to write it out in the moment (because writing is still my first love).