Hello, everyone! I hope you are all doing well!
I'm taking a break from all of the homework I have been doing since I got home from school. We're three weeks into junior year, and it's been so busy. I've got some hard classes this year, and I know it's going to be a lot of work balancing schoolwork, work, social things, after school clubs, and college plans this year. It's a little overwhelming, but I'm doing my best to work ahead and plan things accordingly, so I guess I'll see how everything goes.
Before I get back to my Physics lab, I thought I'd just tell a quick story about something that happened at work last Friday. My co-worker (let's just call her Natalie for privacy reasons), who I'd only met two times prior to last weekend, decided to get me a really nice bike helmet. I, like her, sometimes ride my bike to the store for work, and it came up that I didn't wear a helmet. I used to have one as a kid, but then I just never got another one. Laziness, I'm sure. Or even just a disregard for precaution. So last Friday, I was presented with this kind gift. Natalie explained that she believed it was of utmost importance to protect your brain; she herself had even had former brain damage from falling off her bike. Everyone at the jewelry store is so kind, so she had decided to continue that legacy. I was really touched; I thought it was such a nice thing for someone who I barely know to do that for me. It even goes with my pink bike, so that's a bonus!
I just thought I should share. Kindness is a rare thing sometimes. I really do believe the saying: a small act of kindness can go a long way. I've made a promise now, that whenever I ride my bike, I'm going to wear the helmet, and protect myself. For me. And for Natalie.
Natalie is also just such a kind person. She taught me some more details and notes about working in the jewelry store and I think I'm going to learn a lot from her. Sometimes it's different learning from someone right out of college (she just graduated law school) rather than someone who is been in the business far longer, which I have been sort of doing. Natalie told me she could answer any questions I have about college or careers, and I'm really appreciative, because I'm sure I'll have questions about those things in the near future.
Also, I read The Giver by Lowis Lowrey, and a book review is probably coming soon. I could rant forever about that book. And not in the good way, which is rare for me, because I usually love any book I read. Right now I'm rereading the Divergent series and I know I like those books, so that's good!
Ah, gotta love life, right? (:
Have a wonderful evening!