For day 8 I'm thankful for being blessed with a creative and artistic mind. You see, I hadn't been journalling lately but I was trying to get back into a routine with it. I had this new journal type book that my dad gave me from work and though I liked how the pages on the inside were set up (amazing how something little like having the spot for the date made me like the journal) the outside was this plain navy blue with NO words or decorations. I guess I should've expected that since my dad is a military businessman kind of guy. So I decided it would be fun to decorate the cover and hopefully the personalization of the journal would tempt me to write more... it was worth a shot. I finally got around to decorating it. YAY!!!! I now love my journal and can't wait to keep writing in it but I'm just so thankful that I can transfer the creative ideas in my head to paper. It's weird for me to think that some people can't do this so I'm just really thankful that I can and that I can get joy out of some simple arts and craft projects.
AND today I am extremely thankful for flexible professors. I asked for an extension on a paper because I was gone all last week for soccer and my english professors was more than happy to help me out. She didn't give me a specific date and just said that I could turn it in whenever I finished it. However, even with the extension I was struggling to get through the assignment due to how complicated (and uninteresting) the prompt was. Now that I'm about two weeks past the due date I decided to meet with the teacher and hopefully get some suggestions. BUT instead of suggestions my professor just told me to write about something completely different and unrelated to the previous assignment because 1) she was tired of grading the assignment and 2) the students didn't grasp the assignment's purpose anyways. On top of getting a new prompt she also gave the entire class an extension on the next papers and gave me freedom to make up my own extra credit assignments. Gotta love cool professors that work with people and I am so THANKFUL!!