Celebrations are fun. I try to celebrate whenever I can. I don’t wait for my birthday or Christmas or the last day of school. Celebrating is important. This blog meme is a great outlet to remind ourselves, as it is so eloquently stated in Zombieland, “Celebrate the little things.”
Today I celebrate my ability to overcome obstacles. I was born with an inner light, an inner flashlight of sorts, that allows me to see a brighter side even when things appear a little hazy. I am realistic about most things so I wouldn’t say it is the same as seeing through rose colored glasses.
My most recent obstacle involves going back to school to complete a degree in education. Making the decision was daunting at first. It would involve relocating, attending school full-time and working part-time, finding affordable housing on a part-time-just-above-minimum-wage job, and figuring out where to store over 20 years of accumulated “treasures” which include the following:
- a quilting frame and many quilting projects in progress
- boxes of books
- most of the contents of my kitchen (after all, a college student doesn’t really need to cook, does she?)
- photo albums, baby pictures, the kids’ old report cards, the kids’ third grade paintings, the kids’ favorite story books… you get the idea
I have now completed my first month of school and survived. I eat well. I sleep well. I study a ton! My goodness, I may be doing better than most of the college students on campus! I am tired all the time but if it’s worth doing, it’s worth suffering a little fatigue.
If my life didn’t include obstacles, I wouldn’t have the opportunity to overcome those obstacles. (it makes sense if you think about it.) I have decided that I WILL become a teacher and a really good one at that. What did you celebrate today?