not to toot my own horn or anything, but i did really well first semester. after taking 7 classes, i finished with 4 As and 3 A+. i wish i had tipped the scale and gotten one more A+, but i won't complain. this is mostly a reminder to me, so i can read back and see how i did. when things get tough in a few weeks, and we're in the thick of semester 2, i just need to remember that i can do it and that the hard work pays off.