I took the day today more or less to enjoy myself. After trying to forget everything and focus on studying for a test last night that I had this morning (which was not easy) I just sort of let the burden of school slide out of my mind. It was a perfect day out today -- the warmth of Spring on the doorstep. In my seminar class, we ended up taking a field trip out to the South Forest of Clemson, which includes much of the land that borders on the man-made Lake Hartwell. Being out on the dirt cliffs and just seeing the sun, the clouds, a perfect blue sky and hearing the water lap up against the edges was pure bliss. I will always be in awe of the beauty in the nature God created.
A good friend of mine offered to treat me to dinner tonight, after yesterday's events. We hit up the Chili's on campus, and ended up getting involved in life-talk conversation that carried us through about an hour and a half of the day. That sort of stuff is awesome -- it's nice to be able to talk about anything and everything.
I broke the news to my roommate today, and we ended up talking for awhile about relationships and life. While I intended to do some work tonight, and while my studio teacher actually expects something for tomorrow, I'm glad I took the time to just try to relax for a bit. I'm amazed I even did as well as I did on my marketing exam despite all that happened last night.
And so, page one of recovery is written. Tomorrow, I'll be back on to the normal blog posts; the deep thinking posts, the challenging questions and the occasional life update. And I'll continue to remember all the beauty in this world, and the amazing life I have been given to live.