Wrapping up the showHello, everyone, it's a lovely day in Riva. Last night I stayed up late writing stories. But I got to sleep in because the last day of English (we had our exam Monday) was just a fun day, so we canceled the first half and had to go at 10:45. This suited me fine, and I was able to get my last story written. So now I'm done with English totally. This afternoon we had our Italian exam, which was very easy and included a group chatting/skit part. That worked well and was fun. Then I went up the hill to the Pabiana and did research for this, my last paper--last thing period--of the schoolyear! Yay! I made pretty good time on it at first, too.
Other highlights of the day... In addition to finishing up my English work and Italian class totally, I was thrilled to get friendly emails back from two potential employers that I sent resumes to yesterday. I have had previous contact with both of them, and even though there's nothing really concrete they invited me to apply for, they were very helpful. I am very happy about this. :) Also in the news, I just found out that I will be able to take the one class I needed this fall as an independent study. Thank you Dr. Easter for your willingness to do this! This simplifies my scheduling for this summer and next fall, and it's great to find this out today, because I had some other important details hinging on this. I'm thankful!
Tonight's feature: Spending time with people here as it's the last few days. I have really been enjoying the people around Riva now that we're going. For so long, I didn't really feel any comradery with them, and pretty much felt obligated to show myself friendly, but that it didn't ever really reap anything relationally. Now I feel to some degree friends with pretty much everyone here. I was on polite terms with everyone before, but I feel like now there are people who I could call friends. It's a really great thing. It's amazing how much it changes my perspective on being here. I feel like just in the last few days, I've loosened up enough to be myself around people, and guess what, they're not scared off! Well... not too many of them. :) The weirder ones are the ones I hang out with. :) Not really. I just mean it's great to be here and to finally feel comfortable with these people I've spent three and a half months with. I'm only sorry I didn't start feeling this way sooner. I think it is due in part to the warmer weather, which means we're all more relaxed in general, and especially due to knowing that we're leaving soon and going back to our lives where we probably won't see each other much (except for some people, but not the whole group). Also, we realize now all the things we have experienced together. It's really fun. Now I'm going to miss it. :)
Gotta go! Still have one paper! Goodnight!