Recently I’ve found that although I am a fairly independent person, I need other people around me to cheer me on. I like to cheer them on as well, so I feel that any sort of cheering relationship would be beneficial to both of us. Encouragement is something that I want in my everyday life. I am never asking for anyone to be coaxing me through my daily chores, but a “You’re doing a good job” always does make me feel as if I am doing things right. I recently was talking to an old friend, and she gave me some encouragement about my future. I was telling her about my most recent post-college plan, which now includes getting my masters at Ohio State in teaching. Although she only said “you would make a great teacher,” I felt as if 100 people had just patted my on the back for a choice well-made.
I also Google Image Searched the word “encouragement.” This was my favorite result:
Pigs need encouragement, too.
And here’s another one that I enjoyed a lot:
Seth is safely back in the states after his semester abroad in New Zealand. I haven’t talked to him much about his trip (other than during a few calls I received from him on my birthday, St. Patrick’s Day, and a random morning at 9:30AM) He called me yesterday while driving a hay wagon. We chatted for a little while about his recent discovery that his father once dated a girl who later posed for Playboy, and a few other things, mostly about how he is adjusting to driving on the right-hand side of the street once again. My family is going on a short vacation to Toronto (my favorite city!) in a few weeks, and he may come down for a few days to keep my company. I would love that.
The Attack of the Communist Gorilla from Mars premiere was last night, and it went really well. They got a lot of people to come out (and most of them in formal wear–something unbeknownst to Amy, Matt, Michael and I until we got there in our jeans and t-shirts.) There was popcorn, bananas (get it?), and cake for everyone. I cannot imagine a more perfect premiere for such a fun event. Now I want the first film that I finish to be shown there. Seriously, how fun? Garrett hugged me, thanked me for coming, and promised he would be at my first premiere.
I am also still pretty sure that my only reader is my good friend Michelle. She is so close, yet so far away, and due to inconvenient work schedules, I have not seen her since early May. And I miss her. And for her, I found this gem:
Enjoy, Michelle. Wear your gem sweater!