I met Dr. Patty at Union Station, and three other LCU students trickled in shortly after we said hello. We ate dinner at the Thunder Grill, which has pretty great flautas and sorbets, and enjoyed laughter and reflection over the past few weeks. Worst moments? Best moments? Had we been exploring yet?
It was so nice to see Dr. Patty. You can't go home, but parts of home can come find you-- the LCU family has definitely become a "home away from home" for me in the short year I've been a student there. I think he needs a Superhero cape. I think that it would add to that "Oh! A familiar face!" jump that your heart does when they see someone that you know and respect after seeing so many tired, unfamiliar stares on the metro day after day.
The portfolio we end up with at the end of the semester is not written over night; we build it slowly, with a piece due every now and then. Our individual development plans were due Monday (SWOT analysis and reflections), and next Monday our resumes are due. I'm so very pleased with mine! Still, I'm going to ask my supervisor if she would mind looking it over.
Lastly, I received a fantastic surprise in the mail: an encouragement card! I took a photo and edited it with my phone (not bad for fingertip handwriting on a small screen, hm?), then sent it to both of my parents. (The lost sheep, and the three other sheep left in California. Really Woolly cards crack me up!)