I need to get my head straight. Mrs. Hold has been trying to show she cares. She complimented me today on something where her natural reaction would have been to chastise me for taking on scut work. She could tell I wanted to see it as a "win" so she praised me for it despite her reservations.

I do listen to people here and try to see glimmers of hope even when I don't feel very hopeful.

When you can see it coming, duck!