Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
1 Tim. 4:11
Things do not look good on the home front. Research for the IQP, which must be done ASAP—within the next couple of weeks, I guess—has stalled and refuses jump-starting. I think the battery has lost all capability to hold electrons; I’m having doubts as to if it has ever heard of electrons, at this point. My logarithmic sweep of interest in Writing about Disease and Public Health has also reached an unlogarithmic plateau as my first writing assignment, a 1000-word “translation” from scientific journal to news article, capped out at 350 words. It’s a good 350, but I need to squeeze a great deal more substance out of the two articles we have to work with. AT least I’ve remained consistent in Calculus: my path of understanding could be described as a linear function with a slope of negative infinity. Unfortunately learning the formal definition of limits (which I hear I won’t need ever again) has caused me to bottom out and Ian’s witty explaining skills to dry up. They’re the only dry thing around here, though—the paint’s not dry, our sweat won’t dry, and neither will our carpets, bed, or chairs.
At least we got the print cartridges and found out about sand bags for my backpack.
The frustration is that usually I move from one task to another as I burn out or as need dictates. So if Calc stymies me, I’ll just do some Writing homework or research for the IQP. But I could spend the rest of my life researching the IQP to no avail although I still have to try. It’ll be interesting to see what we come up with, as compared to what we say we’re looking for. Whatever we have, it’ll be great—but maybe not quite focus like Erwin wants. I hope he’s easygoing enough to recognize the amount of work we put in, that it’s an awesome paper (or whatever end result we produce), and we definitely deserve an A. Lesley and I always deserve A’s.
Through it all, the important thing to remember is that God is in control. He’s foreordained my life and as long as I’m seeking His will I won’t go too far astray.
– KF –