Wanting this semester to be Donne

That was a pun in the title by the way. Don’t worry, all will be explained.


Well, Spring Semester of 2013… it’s been fun. But I think it’s time we split.

I have only about a week and a half left before the end of the semester. At about this time, I like to review how my semester has gone. It’s been difficult to answer this time. I’ve got nothing to complain about, specifically, but it has seemed like a really long and laborious semester. I’m really tired, you know?


In class we were talking about John Donne’s Holy Sonnet 14, where Donne illustrates his desire for God to make him into a new man, and yet he knows it will hurt. I think I can really relate to that feeling. At the beginning of the semester, I felt ready for challenges, so that I could become a stronger person. But I had the hardest time asking for it, because I knew it would hurt. Now here I am at the end of the semester. I feel like it was a challenge. Not a big or unusual sort of challenge, it’s just been a hard semester is all. And it does hurt, but it seems like such a small thing to hurt over, do you know what I mean? I would have liked to think I could handle at least this much with a little more grace.


As for how much I’ve been bettered by this experience… I couldn’t say. I don’t know if it will yield any specific results, other than giving me more experience in handling stress so that I can be better at it.

But there were some good experiences in it. I gave away some artwork, I had some teaching experiences, and a couple of fun movie nights. It’s all good I suppose.

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