I've done so many posts about looking at where I've come from or what has shaped my behavior that I decided to look forward on this one. I'm very excited to be closing in on the last month of my first full time term at college. It was a challenge in many ways. Not just financially but it has tested my ability to handle four classes at once and all the work that goes with those classes. On many days, I've gotten a bit overwhelmed by the thought of all the stuff that I needed to do that I just retreated to my bed. I wouldn't be surprised, if a few of my migraines may have been attributed to this stress. Last June, I wrote about something similar occurring while I was in middle school in this post.
I found, though, that once I got started, the work wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It was just that getting started part. Many of us go through similar issues just getting to the gym--the hardest part is getting dressed. Anyhow, I'm doing very well in three of my classes. The fourth one, I'm getting a C--totally bombed the midterm BUT I negotiated three answers and brought my grade up enough points to be in the next letter grade for it.
The registration period for the fall term is in a couple weeks and that's going to be an anxious yet exciting time. I've already picked a few courses that I'd like to take. I have four decided upon and three alternates if the first four are already full. Once registration is complete, I won't have to do much until the end of August.
I'm also trying to strengthen my relationships with folks that I meet through Team RWB and my SGI Buddhism groups. These two groups are helping me to actually do the things that I mentioned above--tackling the work as it comes--just by getting me out of the house and getting some perspective on my various life situations and showing me how others are dealing with things in their lives.
I'm also feeling really optimistic about what my "love life" has in store for me. I've written a number of posts about how things have been working in that department. I love my fella and, thankfully, it's not that wacky mess of emotions that it was three, four months ago. It's more like a warm glow--embers that are banked but not extinguished.
The other gentleman that I spent Spring Break with was more than expected, in a good way. I say that because I really didn't anticipate having such a great connection. To some extent, I'm quite grateful that nothing really developed between us during the first few years that we knew each other. I don't think it would have been as easy or as comfortable to just be in each other's presence if anything had come about back then. He's quite the chivalrous fellow and treated me awesomely. He has his flaws which I won't really go into because I haven't encountered any deal breakers at this point.
I'm even thinking of spending my birthday down that way. I can't think of a better way to spend it; unless it was like last year where my birthday lasted the whole month of May and I spent it with pretty much all my friends and family along the way. If I could figure out a way to do both, that would be epic. Maybe in a couple years, if I move down to Florida, I can get everyone to come my way.