Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wednesday is "Surprise" Day.

Surprise: to strike or occur to with a sudden feeling of wonder or astonishment, as through unexpectedness

Part of the reason why we didn't talk about going to Oklahoma was because my brother and sister didn't know we were coming! It was so much fun to see the look on their faces because they really had no idea.

It was almost like they saw a ghost! We saw them separately, but both kept saying over and over, "Oh my GOSH! Oh my GOSH! Oh my GOSH!"

It was one of the funnest things I've ever done in my entire life...

I got my own surprise today.

I was called on in class.

When a person is called on in class, they sometimes are required to stand. It is part of the Socratic method which is not as common as it once was in law school. Part of the theory is that the truth can come forth best when one is in the most upright position a person can be, which is to stand.

This can be really intimidating.

Most of the time, I don't have a problem with it. I'm kinda a ham. I love people, always have, always will. My momma used to say that I never met a stranger when I was little. A benefit to this part of my personality is that I don't normally struggle with speaking in front of people. (Singing in front of people is another story.)

BUT, speaking in front of people at school is WAY different. In law school, from the moment you walk in the door, they tell you, these are your colleagues. They rarely mention the words, "fellow classmates." It's just a different atmosphere. So when you talk in front of them, I personally want to make sure I don't look like a moron.

I want to make sure that when they speak of me, it's with great respect and admiration not just for how I conduct myself personally, but also professionally.

There is immense pressure whether self-inflicted or not as you can imagine.

But sometimes, just sometimes, I doubt myself on whether I'm where I'm supposed to be in life, even though God has brought us through so many things. I still am really stubborn. It seems that just about the time I need the reminder most is when God timely steps in.

So today, when I was called on to stand in my sweats, t-shirt and hat with wet hair underneath and also happened to be chewing gum that I couldn't swallow. I had to just smile. I also couldn't stop laughing because one of the buddies that turned in my card to the stack to be drawn from was apologizing profusely because she swore she put it at the bottom. I also had the case confused with another case so I held onto my book for dear life not to mention that this was the case that I didn't pay attention to as much. Thankfully, about halfway through, I found my footing and flew through the rest of the case.

But as I was finding my way, I realized that I was where I wanted to be.

It wasn't my prettiest, but afterward my colleagues told me that I did just fine.

Naturally, I've sat and analyzed my performance all day but all the while I just can't help but smile for the little surprise God gave me today.

Hope this finds you well.

Happy Wednesday.


Brittany Ann said...

You go, girl! I wish I could have seen it! I know you did great!

Lil' Woman said...

I'm sure you did awesome...get it girl! :)

Laura said...

I'm certain you killed it! You're just good like that. :) I love the description of your attire and the gum...great visual. Haha. :)

I'm glad the surprise (the first one) went so well! I love surprising people. I can't tell who it's more fun for sometimes - the person surprising or the person being surprised.

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