This week, I am thankful:
that my exam grade was not as bad as I anticipated
I got 20/25, which is 80%. That’s my lowest exam grade ever, but it’s not exactly a tragedy. I can definitely pop back from that.
This first exam basically got split in half this semester; we got one-half of the material this week, and we’ll have the other half of this module’s material on next week’s exam.
So in a sense, I have a chance to redeem this exam next Monday. If I do really well on that one, my grade for this module won’t be bad at all.
And besides, an 80 is still passing. I just prefer not to be floating so close to the not-passing level!
I like me some margin.
that I have some ideas about how to prepare better for the next exam
I’ve got some other resources I’m going to use, and I think I might try to get together with friends to study together before Monday.
that I have some clear days to study
I don’t have any lectures today or tomorrow, which means I can focus on studying for the upcoming exam. Yay!
Tomorrow is the second-chance competency testing at school, but since I passed on my first try, I have the prize of an empty school day.
for a fun visit with my friend Mia
Unfortunately, we took almost no pictures because we forgot! But we did have a lovely time with each other, and I’m sad she had to go back to Ohio.
Perhaps one day we will live in the same state again…
(I met Mia when she lived here for a number of years.)
for so many sunny days
This week has been wonderfully, delightfully sunny, and that has made my heart happy.
Mia and I were walking on a trail together last weekend and I think I probably said, “OH I love this sunshine!!” somewhere around 15 times. 😉
for our cats
Because, of course! Always!
Our cats entertain Zoe and me so much.
Both of them like to hide underneath sheets and comforters, so you always have to be a little careful before you plop down onto a bed!
It’s not so tricky when it’s just a sheet like this, but if it’s a comforter on an unmade bed, a lump of cat is hard to notice. 😉
that I got a $1000 scholarship yesterday!
Geez, I can’t believe I made it this far in today’s post before I remembered to include this.
This one is from the PEO sisterhood, an organization that helps support the education of women. I got one from them last year, which I used to pay for my first semester of books, and I am delighted to have another one this year. Yay!!
A local friend of mine suggested I apply, and I am so glad that I did.
I am gonna be ok. 🙂
that I have paid for over half of my RN degree already
My first two semesters are all paid for now and that’s over half of the cost of my degree because obviously my prereq classes are behind me now too.
So, I truly only have two more semesters to cover.
Also, I think I have most of the books purchased now; you have to buy a ton in the first semester, and then you keep using those books in future semesters.
And of course, I’ve already paid for my student uniforms and the other various required supplies.
So, the financial end is in sight, and once I graduate, my degree is gonna earn me money. 🙂
that the days are noticeably longer
I love that the sun comes up a little earlier; that makes it easier to squeeze in a walk, shower, and breakfast before morning lectures.
And of course, I love that the sun is setting later (5:35 pm today!) More daylight always makes me happy.
By the end of February, sunset will be at 5:58, giving us 11 hours and 19 minutes of daylight.
(Who’s counting? MEEEEE.)