I have been very lucky lately. My stars have been aligned! For example, I wanted to have my friend over to make soap and my friend Amy came to the rescue and followed through. Her kind heart and personality is all that I was looking for, especially that week because I was having a tough week physically. The combination of somebody just offering to come over and having one of my best friends come over and spend the afternoon with me means the world to me. Sometimes it’s the simple things that can make a difference.
Then the other day, when I was down in the dumps about what I’m going to do for next year, the lady from admissions from Northeastern Illinois University told me that I would be considered Junior standing. I thought to myself, I am not going to get too excited because I haven’t been accepted yet, but I saw the light at the end of the tunnel.
Then a few days later, my family and I got the news that we got the CILA license, which is the first step in becoming a CILA provider. If I get the CILA it will allow me more choices and more freedom to decide when I want to come home and when I want to be at the purple pad. This is always something I have wanted and again, I saw the light at the end of the tunnel.
A few weeks ago, I was looking at my pez collection in my room at my parents’ house, and was like “you know, my apartment needs more color and I would love to put my collection on display at the purple pad.” So my mom and I went on a mission to figure out how and where we were going to display them. Within a few weeks, they were on display for all to see (well most of them.) When I get them all displayed I will post a picture of my final product.
Finally, another one of my dreams is coming true, thanks to the co-op and especially Janice’s hard work and dedication I am starting a physically integrated dance class in May. I am very excited and pumped up to see what wonderful opportunities could come out of this. I couldn’t have done all these things without people’s love, dedication and hard work. I am very grateful to have all of you in my life because without you it wouldn’t be as enriched as it is and as my mom says “I wouldn’t have a good life.” Thanks to all of your love and support, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Happy Valentine’s Day