1. I'm thankful for the mental space to distinguish between feeling overwhelmed and being overwhelmed. I'm quite behind on my writing currently and while it feels overwhelming, I recognize that I'm currently in a position to take the time to catch up without it putting me farther behind. Normally people say, take a step back and look at the whole picture (or something along those lines). But that makes me more anxious...so I'm going to take a step closer so that I can only focus on one thing at a time.
2. Our class project went really well last night. As a whole class we were tasked with organizing and facilitatng a panel discussion on leadership. And at the end of the night, when all was said and done, we stood around chatting, getting to know each other in a way we don't generally during our class discussions. It was really nice.
3. My classmates noticing how quickly I'm moving through crochet projects. Granted they only see me once a week, but I'm finishing things fast enough that they almost always see me working on a different project before class. I'm still just doing the basics....but I'm getting the single crochet down pat!
4. That the first snow flurries of the season didn't stick around yesterday. I'm not prepared to have to think about driving home from class late at night in snowy nasty conditions.
5. Coffee....the only thing that is going to keep me awake through class and until I finish my paper tonight!!!