aced my essay. wooooooop wooop woop. she even asked me if she could use it as an example for future classes. told me i was a great writer, and that she really enjoyed having me in class. i’m so happy. i don’t always appreciate praise from people, but when i feel i can it hits hard. this just made me so indescribably happy. that something i worked hard on actually paid off, and was beautiful enough for someone else to recognize. thrilled.