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Friday, August 08, 2003

On My Mind

Ok, so today's musing is not so well formed in my brain, just a few things that have been happening in my life. The big step that I took in the past few days - I actually signed up for classes at the University of Baltimore. I will be matriculating starting September 2. It is a big step towards getting that degree that everyone has been telling me for the past five years that I need to get, and I have to say that while I am a bit overwhelmed at the prospect of being in school three nights a week and having tons of work outside of work to deal with, I am happy with my decision and relieved to have made such a step after talking about doing it forever. Whew! That was a long sentence! My next step is figuring out what I want to do with my degree - if anyone has any good ideas of what to do with a Bachelor's in Psychology, let me know. The second thing on my mind was that yesterday, Tisha B'Av, I heard several amazing and inspirational speakers. I have to say I made use of the day to get rid of lots and lots of tears, though I have to admit that I am not sure I was always crying for the right reasons, but I figured if I was going to cry I might as well do it on Tisha B'Av. The main message of the speakers was that we should always strive to sanctify Hashem's name in everything that we do. We should always consider what Hashem wants for us. We should look beyond our boundaries and try to determine why we are in the situation we are in, and what we can get out of it. So, with Hashem's help, I am going to strive to look at each situation I am in, and really struggle to see the best of it. I will admit now that this will not be easy and that I am going to fail many times at it. But if I continue to look at everything as a hindrance, I don't know that I will ever learn what I am supposed to, and I may never get to move on with my life. So, I am going to try to take each hurdle as an opportunity. I will keep you posted on my progress. If anyone has any motivational tactics to fulfilling this, please share! So, Shabbos will be here in a few hours and I am looking forward to sharing it with friends. Thank Hashem for putting so many wonderful people in my life. I will be having a friend stay in my apartment, and I am happy that I can extend her the hospitality that was extended to me for so many years. G-d willing, I will be able to soon have a guest bedroom in my own home to share with guests instead of making them stay in my living room. May everyone have a wonderful Shabbos. Shabbat Shalom.

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