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Christmas Cheer

Posted by on December 20, 2011

I can’t believe it’s been nearly a month since I’ve posted last.  I guess life got really busy, eh?

My life for the past month has been taken over by school, and statistics.  Somewhere in there, I’ve turned 27.  Yikes.  I mentally keep referring to myself as 26.  I keep forgetting that I had a birthday–first sign that you’re getting old.  I also keep forgetting that it’s December.  But maybe now that school is over for the semester, I’ll be able to unwind and get with the program.

I suppose I should update the math situation.  In the end, the class was a spectacular failure.  :/

I went into the final with an 81 in the class.  Not bad, considering where I started.  I needed at least an 86% on the final to pull me up to a B.  Unfortunately, my grade on the Final was a dismal 77%, and left me with a B- in the class.  And the math meltdown happened for real.

But at some point while I was crying into my husband’s shoulder, moaning about how my GPA would no longer be its perfect 4.0, I began to come to terms with my grade.  It was probably while Noelle was meowing at us, wanting us to grab her paper ball off the wine rack.  Mike and I looked at her and he said, “Shhh Noelle.  Think of Mommy’s GPA.”  For some reason this made me burst out laughing.  I realized how silly the whole thing was.  Yes, I was pissed that I had worked so hard, only to still technically “fail” the class.  And yes, my stellar 4.0 is no longer in existence.  But, there are SO MANY more important things to life, and I am truly grateful for each of them.

This Christmas, I’m grateful that I have such a wonderful, loving husband.  He is the one person on Earth who can seem to make me feel better, when I’m feeling absolutely my worst.  I’m grateful to have such a great family.  A family that is healthy; a family that I’ll get to be with on Christmas.  I’m grateful for wonderful friends, colleagues, and an advisor…all who listen to me moan, and give me feedback.

Overall, my life is really blessed.  A B- in Statistics, while frustrating, is not worth my tears.  Instead of being sad about what I don’t have, I’m going to choose to be happy with all that God has bestowed upon me.

You may not always get what you want in life; but it will always work out in the end.

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