So first of all, Genna, I'm sorry I haven't written in a month and that it bums you out.
I have almost completed my first semester in my two-year master's program. I have learned alot this past semester. I've learned how do to a reference interview, how to evaluate a children's picture book, how to give a smashing booktalk (if I do say so myself), how to tag a page for xhtml, and how to use UNIX (the basics anyway.) More importantly I've learned that God wants to take care of me, I just need to let Him; that He loves me even when I feel like a failure; that I am not nearly as independent as I thought I was; and that I need friends around me far more that I thought I did.
I know I should be really happy that I have finished almost a quarter of my master's program, but there is a distinct sadness hidden amongst the joy. I know I am probably looking to much the future, but it has recently struck me how short my time here in Bloomington is. When I was moving, it felt like forever...life in Bloomington was all I could see. But that has changed and with that change has come a feeling I can only describe as an eagerness. A strong feeling that I don't want to miss anything...not a Connexion service, not a C-group event, not one coffee with the girls.
I haven't decided what any of this means yet. I have decided that I am going to looking forward to whatever the rest of my time in Bloomington brings. Who knows what else I'll learn.