Rejoicing in Hope

It’s amazing—and sad—how quickly I lose sight of what’s really important.  Of course last week was a bit stressful and tiring, but on the whole, it was a great first week back.  The rollercoaster was ever-present, of course: one class ended on such a high note; the very next had me feeling quite out of…

Starting Again

Well, my longest winter break is coming to an end; tomorrow, I begin classes again.  As always, I’m ready for a regular schedule in my life again, but I’m also a bit nervous to dive into a whole set of new classes, new professors, and new demands.  What if some classes take too much time?  What…

Five Months

I wish I had some pictures of the snow these past couple of days … we’ve been having the weirdest weather here!  We’ll get a lovely snow (the gigantic, slow-falling flakes) in the morning that then melts into a grey slush.  Hence the greenness of the fields.  It’s been a bit difficult to remember that…