Lessons Learned » May 2018

Where do I even start? It’s been such a distracted month. I’m in the middle of three sci-fi novels and I can’t seem to focus on any of them. My Arabic study is dragging along like a sloth—I’m still working on the alphabet while simultaneously copying out the SAB version of John. Can’t say I feel like I’ve learned much yet. 

What have I learned this May?

How to get a ticket dismissed in traffic court…

Illinois is not a no-fault state, so I got a ticket back when I slid on the ice and totaled my car in February. It was a weird violation—something about driving too fast for road conditions. Anyway, I thought I’d try to get it dismissed in traffic court, and it worked! Thank you to Dr. Schuchardt for your very practical speech on how to get out of a ticket. Guess I learned something in Com 101.

Carnival rides are actually fun.

Do you ever wake up and wonder what happened to you? I rode a zero gravity ride at Taste of Glen Ellyn this month. Little Angela would be shocked. I didn’t even repeat the Lord’s Prayer or Psalm 23 once. 

I’m kind of into a super hero TV show.

Did I just say that out loud? I watched an entire season of the Flash this month before I cut myself off of Netflix. Lest you wonder if I’ve been replaced by a doppelgänger from Earth 2, I’m still completely uninterested in Marvel…

How to kill your dreams in style:

Sometimes you say to God, “Would you please kill that dream?” And he hands you the knife and says, “Yes. Whenever you’re ready.” That’s when I usually say, “You know, maybe I could let it live just a little bit longer?”

Like dear Emily,
I dwell in Possibility –
A fairer House than Prose –
More numerous of Windows –
Superior – for Doors –

But this month, I killed a dream. Actually, I burned it in a pretty spectacular bonfire—and now, I feel amazingly free. So cheers to the summer ahead and all the days of driving with the sunroof open and the music turned up.

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