January 3rd, 2010


Tidying up

One of the things I've been meaning to do for, well, too long is clean my room: I never completely finished moving in, and there's a giant pile of papers, books, etc. all over the floor. I like the symbolism, using an early day of the new year to do at least some work cleaning up the mess I made in the old one. Along the way, I'm actually cleaning out my wardrobe, which I've never done before. I've known I needed to since I went to visit the family for Christmas, and realized that the one pair of slacks I owned simply didn't either fit or look as good as they did when I bought them ~5 years ago. However, I'm being more thorough than I expected to be, and I've been interested to see my reactions to some parts of the chore. T-shirts are the best example of this: I have a lot that I don't want to wear anymore, but have too much sentimental value to donate. So, there's a box tentatively labeled "gym shirts" sitting on my bed.

Oh, in other overdue news, I got an A in my Philanthropy seminar this semester. That has a lot to do with being allowed to do an extra credit presentation that was worth basically an entire letter grade. I'm glad I took the class, I learned a lot, and one of those lessons was that I do not want to be going to school full time again right now. I could, and probably should, do another post all together on a conversation I had with my mother about schooling/training(before I knew the actual grade, but after I told her I was at least guaranteed a B), but that is much more bitter than I'd like to be right now.

I hope all of you are doing well. I ought to talk to each of you more than I do.
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