Let me begin by apologising for not writing last weekend.  I was celebrating thanksgiving with my family and closest friend, and enjoying the last vestige of nature before the winter comes.  I did, however, manage to write my review article for school, even though I was sitting outside and the wind was freezing.  But frozen knuckles aside, the warm wine I enjoyed afterwards while sitting with some of the funniest and most wholesome people I know made getting my work out of the way worth the hour spent in the cold wind.  Now I am back in my wonderful office that looks out onto a wonderfully multi-coloured, autumn-touched park, and the break for a couple of days has allowed me to recharge my writing batteries once again.  It's amazing what a few days in nature, relaxing, and having a good time with family and friends will do for the soul.  And I am equalled blessed with a home that surrounded with lots of nature, both inside and outside.  I am excited for the winter, but I am as equally eager for the spring so that I can start to make use of the gardens around my home.

Like I said I was able to complete my music review, and since I didn't get to mention the previous issue of the magazine, I am providing the link to the archives so that you may read both issues if you are interested: Voice Magazine

In the meantime, until spring's fateful arrival, I will be plugging away at my studies.  I am finishing up three courses at the end of this month, and three more by the end of the year.  Then it'll be back to a full course load in January, and I am thoroughly excited because the majority of my courses will be in psychology.  Yes, I know that it seems unusual for an English major to take psychology in the magnitude that I am, but not only does it get me the credits I need to graduate, but I am also skilled at psychology, simply because it interests me.  An added bonus is that I have found many crossovers between English and psychology, and my third area of study philosophy (although I am less skilled at that subject :D).  So it is with great anticipation that I start my third year of studies, because once that is done, I will be getting away from literary studies and more into composition and writing.

It occurs to me that with all of this, with everything that led up to today, to this moment, I have a great deal to be thankful for, and this is truly the first time in a long time that I've been able to say that.  I truly hope that whoever reads this blog is also able to be thankful for all of the good things in their lives.  And I really wish that everyone can be as bountiful in their blessings as I am.