Ordinary Heroisms: January 20-26

DSCN1041Just a few things I’m proud of from last week as this is late.

I was accepted into the Honors Program of my future college!

I made third chair in my orchestra (by some complete and total miracle).

I took a bus trip to my state capitol to support life and respect for the dignity of human beings.

I told a friend who I hadn’t spoken to in a while how much I cared about him.

I exercised when I didn’t want to.

I had an amazing cello lesson and stuck through the annoying stuff.

I managed to stay positive despite the fact that most of my friends were in Washington D.C. for the March for Life.

I finished Heaven to Betsy and Betsy In Spite of Herself.

I read 102 pages of The Brothers Karamazov.

I made dinner once, at least.

I kept up good bedtimes (something at which I’m failing so far this week).

Best wishes,

P.S. So Liverpool are playing and ugh Gerrard ❤


Ordinary Heroisms: January 13-19

DSCN0886Just a few things I’m proud of this week.

I practiced my butt off for my chair auditions.

I got an A on my religion test.

I spent an evening with my family.

I found new insight.

I made it through. Sometimes that’s enough.


Ordinary Heroisms: January 6-12


Just a few things I’m proud of this week.

I drove to a friend’s house and to youth group on my very own, drove well, didn’t break any laws (well, I’ll confess I speed very slightly so I can get through yellow lights), and survived! My first two times driving solo, I’m really happy and feel much more confident with my driving ability.

I’ve exercised twice, made dinner twice, and started to focus on having healthy, protein rich food. I feel happier knowing I’m taking better care of myself.

I went to bed early and got plenty of rest most nights.

I mastered Latin meter and scansion! (Well. I mastered the fundamentals.)

I finished all my homework before my classes this week, which may not sound like a big deal, but coming off of Christmas break and neglecting all of it for three or four weeks? I’m pretty proud of myself.

I have made more time in my day to read.

I have been much more conscientious about my prayer life and have mostly kept up my morning and night prayers. (I didn’t do my usual, longer night prayers last night because I went to the symphony and didn’t get to bed until half-past midnight.)

I got most of my Christmas thank you notes mailed.

I finally got my posters, paintings, and clock up on the walls of my bedroom. 🙂

I made a decent amount of progress on my Latin vocabulary book. I only have six or seven chapters left (which is about 120—150 words, pray for my poor, cramped hand).

I spent a little more (if not enough, but baby steps, baby steps) time with my mom this week, and Dad joined me for part of the match this morning (and what a match, I tell you), but I definitely have a long way to go.

Alright, I’m off to bed—neglecting my French in the process, but I’ll catch up. I’m just exhausted and French can wait until tomorrow, if I stay up to do it I will hate myself in the morning.

Best wishes,

P.S. I’m also far too tired to figure out how to do a fancy link-up thing at the moment, so either link to your Ordinary Heroisms blog post in the comments, or list your heroisms there directly. 🙂 I look forward to reading about the things you’re proud of this week!