You know what was really magnificent about today?
I grabbed a copy of the school newspaper, The Advocate, and after half-heartedly skimming the front page, tossed the paper open to reveal…
…my very first published photograph. Right there, on top of page two.
And underneath, it read: JENNY CHRISTEN / THE ADVOCATE.
At that moment I didn’t really care that it was 20 below outside, or that I’d lost every single document that I’d created this semester on my brand new flash drive that I mistakingly left in the library.
None of it mattered. I had a picture right there, in black and white with my name under it, and all at once, everything was more than fine. My best friend and I went to the Olive Garden in commemoration and ate a big, fat piece of raspberry cheesecake.
Not to mention, I put a down payment on my apartment for next year! Hooray! More celebration ensued.
I think it’s going to hit me tomorrow that my flash drive is gone. Yuck. End of celebration, back to reality.