One More Week Left!!!
- By Indu Shanmugam
- Published 12/7/2006
Indu Shanmugam is a 20-something, college student from Oregon, USA. She is majoring in English literature and language. She also studied Theology for a short period. She wants to be a teacher. As a literature enthusiast, she enjoys literature of all types and from writers of various backgrounds from the classics, French realists, Christian writings like C.S Lewis and South Asian literature. As for her own writings, "I am still trying to find and develop my own voice." She sees the art of the written word as a way to speak about Christ and explore truth. Before she met Jesus Christ, she has been searching for the meaning of life through experimentation of other religions, philosophies and ideas. At the age of 17, she accepted Christ after a powerful encounter with God through a miracle. God's presence and deep truths in the Bible fuel her creativity. She is involved in church activities and has a love for the church and would like to see every believer grow, become closer to God and live fruitfully. She loves traveling, sipping bubble teas, theatre, music, films and hanging out with friends and has a weakness for cheesecake.
During the last few weeks, I had so many papers due. I just turned in two papers this week and I feel such a relief. I will be up late tonight finishing on a paper for American Literature. Why do I get the best ideas late night or in the shower? This is the last paper and one class presentation for a psychology class.
I got another 10 page paper back and I got an A. I feel great and can't help feeling slightly proud of myself because that professor is quite demanding. I was nervous about his class but feel assured.
I'm so sleep-deprived. I had a class presentation and instead of saying "The number of 18 year olds getting breast implants have increased three times in one year," I said 8 year olds instead. The whole class jumped and looked at me, a girl sitting in front of me said "8 year olds?"
I correct myself, made a joke about it and laughed along with the whole class. Talk about embarassing tongue slips. I have done many embarassing things in front of people. From experience, the best way to deal with them is to turn it around into something hilarious and get a laugh out of it.
I feel so overwhelmed. I cried to my Dad. He was understanding.