So Melissa, this is a letter to you. Don't waste your time. Don't come home from work, watch TV, fix dinner, maybe do a little work, and watch TV. Go home, take your dog for a long walk, do some research on whatever entices you for the moment, read at least 30 minutes, pick up a creative project, work at taking really good pictures, and make yourself better. You know how much time was taken up by your classes and the assignments that came with them. This time is now open, don't forget that.
Below you will see the creative project that I received in the white elephant exchange. The pictures don't really look as good as the originals, but they are awesome. My little reminder of this experience.