There are many times in life that I have wondered whether or not I am good enough for what lies ahead in my future. Countless times in my childhood, I have been told that I am such a nice and smart person. It always appeared to be so insincere; merely an attempt to shut down further conversation. I once thought that everyone only tolerated me out of biological or social obligation. I was sure everyone hated me and was talking horrible things about me behind my back, refusing to let me get feedback so that I would actually improve.
Never have I been so wrong.
The day started with me being late for class, as I needed to replace some scarves I lost. I tie up multiple of these scarves to make a cape, so it was worth the extra costs. Then I took more time to check on a gift for my sister and ended up getting an extra gift for my father. I was getting other people gifts on my birthday.
Class was simple enough, it was merely about watching the 3 videos, coming up with improvements, and sending them to the hard drive. I was even allowed to go back early because everything was said and done.
I spent the rest of my time talking with those in the villa and helping Alcey design the poster. We then went to dinner, where (almost) everything went splendidly! I ate an entire fish and salad! Over a dozen people simultaneously celebrated my existence and I didn’t even have to bribe them. On the contrary, they wanted to buy food for me.
Time in Greece has been very interesting. Things that would have left me heartbroken don’t even hurt. Discussions I would have found droll are invigorating. Such a new perspective and sights all around me. It truly allows me to see the bigger picture and evaluate myself in earnest. Perhaps I truly am the intelligent and kind man others have considered me.
Sincerely, Shamus! ♧