Today I worked at the post office. An older lady came in to buy a pen. She lives next door to the school here in Marwayne, and I saw her almost every single day of my childhood, in the very least every day that I walked to school. She asked me if I was ready for school to start up again, I told her I didn’t go to school anymore but did University courses through correspondence. We talked about how it was a little cheaper because I could stay at home, and I didn’t have to pay for transportation or housing. Not only that, but I find correspondence courses minimize the stress that interacting with teachers and other students creates for me.
The certificate I am working on has taken me longer than I would like to finish. I have two more courses left and I really hope to have them finished before winter. I pointed out to the woman that correspondence did have its disadvantages. She smiled, “it would be easy to neglect your studies, and some people might do that, but I know you and you wouldn’t.”
It seemed strange to me, because I didn’t think she knew me that well. But she was so sincere and confident in her statement that I couldn’t help but believe it was true. After she left I returned to my desk in the back room and thought, “what a nice thing for her to say”. I turned to look at the Macroeconomics assignment that was open on my desktop (that I have been working on for a week or more). With a smile on my face I started typing in the answers to the questions. I pushed aside the reluctance to do it that arises from my lack of confidence in my answers. I would finish my assignment this week. I wouldn’t neglect my studies, I couldn’t possibly. Not after somebody I barely know placed so much confidence in me. It is only fair that I do my best to prove her right.
#day15 #lookingforthegood #whatanicethingtosay #goodpeople #encouraged
p.s. I cannot believe I’m halfway through my thirty days! I don’t know what I am going to do with myself when its over.