Sunday, October 17, 2010

the power of a smilie

In an effort to keep people up-to-date on what's going, I'll jot down the newest development in my life.

I got a fifth week flag.

To start: a fifth week flag is given out when  a student (that's me)  is in danger of failing a class (18.02, my multivariable calculus class).

I anticipated getting three, but thus far I've only gotten one: 18.02. It was very formal and it was from my TA, Steve. I'm the first name he knew in the class and I know that we have a special bond. He asked me to reply with some time that we could get together, and I asked for tomorrow morning. I also went on to elaborate how I was feeling and I how I know that I am behind. He responded with "I"m sorry Chacha for the formality, as it WAS  formal email. Tomorrow at 9:30 sounds fine. Also, you'll be fine :) so don't worry."

I was really trying to give it up to God and I just needed a little something to cheer me up. Steve's response, with the smilie, really helped calm my nerves. Don't get me wrong, I"ve had stress back pain for the past week or so, and I am NOT sure what to do/think about this Midterm I have in math this thursday, but his response helped. Kind of silly, but true.

In any case, I need to go read...A LOT. so this is all for the moment. but yeah, I'm meeting with him tomorrow at 9:30. I know I can do this! Man, it's just hard to truly believe those words at times...but I will, I will.

Peace and love to all......  :)


  1. You know, if you fail 18.02, you'll take it next semester, and you won't really be behind anyway. It hurts to fail at something you thought you were good at. But we learn, we pick ourselves up. Failing a class is not the end of the world. We actually learn more from failure than from success. And Steve probably knows best....if he says you'll be okay, you will be. Just perhaps not the way you thought.

    And from someone who "passed" without knowing the material - it's more valuable to fail than to pass while not knowing the material. You get another shot at actually learning things you need to know, instead of being sentenced to a life of continually being slow on the get-go from lack of adequate preparation.

    Okay, off my soapbox. HUGS to you, Cha-cha. You're doing great.

  2. Your mom says, "Listen to Kim! " ;) She speaks the truth...and eloquently.
    You are my precious daughter. I am proud of you. I am on your side, on your team, for your success. You are NOT a failure. You are gifted and unique and bring something awesome to a tired world. Don't ever undervalue that, or think less of yourself for it. PLEASE! Take care of YOURSELF. I love you.