I was blinded by a bad mood for part of yesterday it seems. I guess the bad things just jump up into your consciousness a little easier than the good things. I was thinking about it today and just, the past few days a lot of things just fell together with such good timing.
Leighton, my best friend since 6th grade (who I havent talked to in ages) told me that she was going to school in Chicago with Brigette, one of my best friends from my year in China. It is so weird when different parts of your life just merge like that! What on earth are the chances? Both randomly happen to go to law school in Chicago together. Thanks to Leighton's exemplary facebook stalking skills, now I know.
So, I was like, hell, I need to go to Chicago for Spring Break! Now, this wouldn't be ideal, I have a law test the day we get back from break which I should study for that week, and the both of them should be studying for law school. Anyway, but I would totally have done it. Seeing both of them at the same time, how perfect would that be?
Then, I get this e-mail from Jo, a friend from Beijing who I haven't talked to in nearly a year, just a catch up e-mail type thing. And you know what he asks? 'Hey are you going to that TBC reunion in Chicago this summer?' (TBC is the Beijing program I was in). I hadn't gotten a single e-mail about it because they send e-mails to a defunct address of mine. So, what are the chances? Right after I decided to go to Chicago I find that there is a REUNION there this summer! So I can see TONS of people!
I'm so excited! And if I don't have a job by this summer, I can do some job hunting while I'm there.
Oh, and then Brigette called (because her and Leighton had a conversation about me :P) and I come to find that her sister was involved in working for non-profit aid agencies in, get this, Boston. Like, my dream. So, there is a contact in the field, which is great, if I could only find the time to start looking for jobs.
Plus, my law test is over, in a few hours my Bio test will be over, I have to get my Peace Topic paper done tonight, this weekend I finish my court briefs, law homework, Conflict quiz, and Comparative Politics paper that are all due on Tuesday and I am set for almost a week before something else is due! It may seem like a lot of work and not a lot of time off at the end of it, but with these few tests over I can almost see the faint glimmer of light at the end of the dark tunnel that has been this week. So. Optimism, yay :)
Good way to counter my post from yesterday?