Saturday, December 17, 2011
Caris has a new obsession. That's right...it's Disney Princesses. I just started Cinderella for the second time today, and since 9am, we've watched Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and Tangled. I didn't realize how easy it was to memorize songs from these movies, but I guess after watching them over and over, it's bound to sink in at some point.
While I watch Cinderella, the current favorite, for about the millionth time, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the last few months. They've been hectic; full of happiness, sorrow, anger, anxiety, and mounds of stress.
Last month, I watched as many of my fellow co-workers lost their jobs in a lay off at my firm. Over time, we've gotten somewhat back to normal, but I will always miss those I worked with who no longer have jobs. I will continue to worry for them in this horrible economy.
This semester was perhaps my hardest yet, and the most rewarding. I struggled to write a play, and to make it through a literature class with my sanity intact, and I believe I've made it...though some might say otherwise. I pulled an A out of statistics with the help of my fellow classmates, and I managed to not tear my hair out. I still have some revisions to do in my play, but for the most part, this semester is done. All that's left now is my senior thesis, and a general education sociology class. My thesis is on Jane Austen and her heroines, and their similarities to dear Jane. There's a survey in progress to determine the most popular heroine, and the least popular...and I'm interested to see what the Jane Austen community has to say.