The Russian word счастье means happiness and that is what I’m feeling right now. I found a Russian conversation partner (he’s a native speaker) and have been talking on the phone in Russian. In the past week, the level of my Russian has improved dramatically and I couldn’t be happier.

Also, I sent off an application to a graduate school program that I’m really excited about. I’m so superstitious that I don’t want to talk about the program on here in any great detail until I know a bit more about the status of my application, if you know what I mean, so all I’m going to say is I’m very excited about this.