After my regular classes and meeting and errands with my boss, I sat down to write my brother on a mission in Fresno, CA (Spanish speaking!). I spent hours on it. I don't really know why. It was like I was having a conversation with him, and by doing so it was like he was closer to me in some way. Closer in physical proximity and in mind... it was weird, but cool, and I couldn't stop. It was also really refreshing, because I told him a lot of the things on my mind and talk to him about things that, well, a lot of people don't care to talk about, usually. Church stuff--"churchy" stuff. That's missionaries whole world. They love talking about that. I felt like someone finally wanted to listen to me. It was awesome. I love brothers. I love missions.
I ended up staying on campus until almost 9pm. I stayed for the honors showcase about recycling. They had been advertising it a TON, and I know I could always improve in this important area. It was SO sad. Maybe 18 people were there. Less if you don't count the 5 people who spoke at it. And it was so good, too! I learned so much--easy things you can do (e.g., did you know an LED light lasts 50 times as long as an incandescent, doesn't contain mercury like fluorescents, and saves you 87% energy over its lifetime? It's true.)