Sometimes I get wrapped up in the stress of student teaching, graduate classes, job applications, and everyday "stuff." I forget just how lucky I am to be busy! I am very blessed to have the opportunity for a wonderful education, and I am lucky to live in a country where I can grow up to be whatever I want to be. I also realize how important it is to "stop and smell the flowers" every now and then (hence, the reason I started this blog)! It is in those quiet, reflective moments that I can appreciate all that I have and refocus on my goals. I'm at the home stretch...just a little more than 2 months until graduation. I cannot wait to "use my wings!"