A New Semester

Thursday, 12 January 2012
Today was an excellent day. I felt energized and happy just being back in the Comm office and seeing my PhD cohorts. I had a great talk with one of my colleagues. He was inspiring and encouraging and I hope to be more like him.

You know when you just find that one person who doesn't just listen but actively listens and offers advice, swaps stories and empathizes? Friends like that are hard to find and I'm so thankful when my life path joins that of someone who genuinely cares about others.

Our 615 research class will be a ton of work but I already feel like we'll come away with a wealth of knowledge and a tool box of ways to approach questions that need expansion.

The PhD happy hour also started back up tonight. I was again the only first year student there but wow. I glean so much from the 2nd year kids! Every problem I'm facing with the students I teach (already) and questions about reports and such, they know the answers to. AND they're patient! I'm fortunate to be around such cool people.

Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been and look at what can be. -Marsha Petrie Sue

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