With my days significantly numbered as a graduate student, I can’t help but think how blessed my life has been.
*I’ve gotten to go to a wonderful institution. I’ve worked with faculty who have challenged me, and are continuing to challenge me, even as I’m graduating.
*I’m finally living with my husband. It may not seem like much, but after a long-distance engagement, and months of living apart after being married, I appreciate the time we have together…even if we usually spend it quietly working on our respective school stuff.
*I got SUPER lucky with my student teaching. I was placed at a fantastic school, with fabulous cooperating teachers. Even better, they’ve kept me around to substitute, and now I get paid to hang out with the kiddos.
*My school owes me money! It should be enough to put a sizable dent in what we’re spending to visit my mom next month. (We’re going to Montana–yeehaw!)
Also, my husband is a huge nerd and cut out a Darth Vader snowflake that is acting as our star at the top of the tree. For some reason, that makes me smile with glee.
As I said to a little one recently: smile, it makes you feel better. 🙂