Phew. I made it. I finished this quarter. And that, my friends, is reason to rejoice indeed. I finished last Thursday, but this is the first time that I've really felt up to writing about it; also, grades went up yesterday, so I can write with some amount of certainty about things. I ended up passing all of my classes, and managed to pull a glorious B+ in French. HUGE BLESSING ALERT. While I didn't do spectacularly in another class this quarter, I did pass and at this point, I'm okay with that. When I saw it yesterday, I sat and stewed at myself for a good hour and a half, but then realized that, all things considered, it's okay.
Aside from that, it has been a pretty interesting week. I'll sum things up in a list, (which we all know I think are the bee's knees).
~I watched some people get married
~Left CA for Iowa
~Marveled at the sight of the Chicago skyline as my first plane landed (if you haven't seen it, you should. It's beautiful.)
~Arrived in Iowa
~Visited an AWESOME geek store
~Met some people
~Went to a minor league baseball game
~Discovered that my allergies hate Iowa
~Found an adorable cupcakery with delicious cupcakes
~Attended a sidewalk chalk drawing contest. Didn't win, but had fun anyway
~Broke down and bought allergy medicine
~Made plans for Friday night
~Remembered I'm supposed to run a 5k on Saturday...oops
Basically, we all decided (my parents, brother, and I) that getting away from home for a little bit would be good for everyone, so here I am. Not home and doing things. It's been great, although I'm sure I'll have a little bit of a meltdown sometime in the next two weeks, but so far, I'm loving it. It's the first real adventure I've been on (aside from starting college). It's been wonderful not having any responsibilities to worry about or due dates for anything, but I am about to embark on a job search for the summer, so we'll see how that goes.
Sometimes you just need new. New sights, new places, new people. So here's to new-even if it is temporary.
2 Peter 1:5-9 ESV
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins.