Forgive me- my last entry was perhaps a little over dramatic. It was written at the end of a long very complicated few days, and I let my emotions get the better of me. I really do know that this decision will be best for everyone in the long run. I am also starting to realize that I am still very young, and that which is important and valuable to elders is difficult for the inexperienced young to understand.

Today is a very different day. The peach blossoms are making an appearence and the air smells like burning cedar. The sun is shining and it is warm enough to go outside without a sweater. I can’t help but feel a lot more optimistic.