I got this from Huda who got this from Yasmine and Hijab Man. They write three beautiful things about life each Thursday. I don't know how regular I'll be, but today felt like a nice day to remember beautiful things.
1. School started Tuesday. Now you're wondering, why is this under three beautiful things? Well y'all it's my last semester! (Now you're thinking, does this mean we don't have to hear Aisha's law school gripes anymore? This is a beautiful thing! Maybe we will include this nugget in our three beautiful things Thursday) (Though admittedly you might be thinking: Why is she trying to predict what we're thinking, it's so obnoxious) I can't believe law school is almost over, when it began I thought it would never end. I remember how stressed I was, how stupid I felt, and how disheartened and depressed I was particularly during my first year of law school when I taught full time and went to school four nights a week. I think I almost forgot how to smile that year. And now? I'm almost done. Wow.
2. I have rockin classes. Litigation (I hope its fun), Professional Responsibility, International Human Rights, Constitutional Law Seminar, Con Law II, and a child advocacy clinic. These are the types of classes I came to law school for so I'm happy.
3. I lost my keys at school. I retraced my steps visited lost and found, nothing! I called Kashif who had lengthy meetings today but promised to come ASAP. In the process I sat down with some friends (hi Cylinda!), took a deep breath, and make myself respond not react to the situation. It was then I realized a place I overlooked, went there, and found them! If I'd panicked I wouldn't have thought to look there. So the beautiful thing here was patience and actually practicing it.
4. Gourmet Coffee is delicious and drinking it at your favorite coffee shop while you listen to nice music and prepare to do a little studying makes the day 100 times better. It also makes Aisha a 100 times more hyper which is why this post may seem a little off the wall. Does the caffeine jiterryness translate to the screen???
****5. And how could I forget to mention that the GATORS ARE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS IN FOOTBALL!!!!!! (Oh and we're national champs in basketball too, hee!) I was there when we were at a low point. When we LOST AT THE SWAMP to FSU! I remember the deafening silence on campus. The shame permeating. So it felt unbelievably beautiful to see them not only win but destroy Ohio State considering they were picked as the easy losers. What a great moment. It's almost enough to make me care about sports. Almost. (I only wish our gator didn't look quite so mean... chin up, we won remember? a smile wouldn't kill you!)