Thursday, 21 March 2013
The Good with the Bad
At the same time, I learned last night that my mom applied for a grant from the government that gives you a percentage of your tuition back and guess what: we got it! While I'm not allowed to keep it all, because I don't pay for all of my tuition (my mom and stepdad help out...a lot), I do get to pay off the rest of my plane ticket, what I owe on my iphone and half of what I have left owing on my Macbook! When I get my tax return soon I should be able to pay off the rest of my Macbook and half of my visa. This is seriously a gift from the heavens.
The thing is that these two things happened to me in a 24 hour period and I need to remind myself to be exceptionally grateful for the good and not to dwell too much on the bad. Funny story: last night we got fortune cookies and my fortune told me to focus on my long term goals. I liked it. When dinner was over I looked at all of the cookies and searched for my lucky number on one (I figured that fortune would be more cosmically perfect for me than the one I found in my cookie). That fortune said: prepare to change your plans. Well touche cookie, touche. Don't ever doubt the wisdom of the Chinese. Moral of the story is, fortune cookies really work and I am going to take these changes in stride. I am bummed about school but it happened, it's over and now I have to move on and do what has to be done. I'm super excited about my newfound fortune (see what I did there?) but I need to make sure that I don't waste it away by putting more on my visa or spending mindlessly.
I should be finding out about my job interview soon and I need to remember that if it's a dissapointment that something good which come soon and if I do get another interview that I should take the opportunity for all it's worth.
So kids, there is a little Thursday morning wisdom for you. I hope this can help you see the things going on in your life a little differently now too.