Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Silver Lining!

My political science professor didn't like my proposal.

He said it was a great proposal for a reflective paper, and that it had a great creative sense to it. But it wasn't a good proposal for an analytical essay.

But you know that every cloud has a silver lining right? YES!!



Guess what he said! He gave me the best compliment ever! He said "you are in the wrong place." I said "what do you mean?" he said, "You are in the wrong place, from the very first day I could feel it, you should be doing creative writing, I could even see it in your emails"

I said "wow...that is such a great compliment.... thank you!"

Yes, I love that man. Dr. Abdel Aziz Ezz El Arab, thank you for being such a great person. And thank you for your constructive criticism! Thank you!

29 comments:

Simply Mel said...

There is something truly special about teachers/professors who notice the strengths of their students! Go forth and continue creative writing...congrats!

Gracie said...

That is a great compliment. So I think you should take it and use it to your advantage and for your future.

Mohammed J. said...

:)

ali said...

That is exciting. :):)
So, what are you going to do now?

Anna said...

i love people who tell the absolute truth. its come to a time where that is hard to find in the world. so saddening!

hooray for you & hooray for honest professors! you are awesome.
xo-

bananas. said...

well you are creative and you're an excellent writer so yea...i have to agree with him :)

Nitin said...

wow.. i get all emo when i read something like this.. why didnt any of my professors go like..'nitin, you aren't suppose to be in class... i can see it every single day.. go out and have fun..' .. yaaaaaaaaaaa!! you are so lucky..

but on a more serious note. you are an awsome writer.. have you thought up of taking a course in that direction??

DT said...

hey that's a great compliment!!!

Athena. said...

Aww, lovely Sara, I'm so happy for you :)
xx

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Farah said...

omg that is so amazing! So what are you gona do honey? are you gona switch majors?

Saskia said...

Are you going to do it? I think you should if you want to!! You'd be great - your posts are always so wonderfully written.

Have a great weekend x

missy. said...

i loove when teachers lift you up like that because it truly is their honest opinion. congrats.

and you totally have a great creative side. loove it.

Caroline Cakewise said...

What a great thing to hear! True, too, from what I read on your blog! What subject are you doing?

Nikolett said...

I can tell from your blog that you have an amazing creative aspect to you! And I love professors that are able to simultaneously compliment and critique something. Plus, I love how you look for the silver lining, it's inspirational :) hope you have a great weekend!

Erimentha said...

that is the best compliment. creative writing is great! i if so many people follow and adore you're blog he must be onto something ;)

xxxx keep looking at the silver lining.

eri

Winnie said...

Wow, that is a great compliment.

I agree that it can be frustrating when tutors have other ideas about proposals, but like you said, you'll find the silver lining!

Spardha Malik said...

i second that!! he saw in u what we've been seeing u in a long time!!

Keep smiling, neighbour!! ;)

Z! said...

I see some stars AND a silverlining all in one post. I am beMUSEd!

Heads up: Check your Book with the Small Faces settings. U may need to enable Friends to Make Friends.

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xoxoxoxoxoZ!

beautifulnemo said...

I'm so happy he told you that, we already knew it too. :-)

Hope everything's ok with you, and you're enjoying your week-end dear.

xxx from Madrid.

faerie finder said...

aW! what a gift to be *seen* by someone like that..
you are very creative! :) xoxo
ps.
oh the little kitty paws are
so cute i almost fell off of my chair :)

April said...

That's the best silver lining I've ever heard.

Ruxandra said...

I have always admired people who can i tell wight away what a person should be.And i've read that you touched the clouds...how i wish i could do that...

Beth said...

Wow congrats that is a great compliment and the guy clearly knows what he is talking about!
I love the way teachers can be so inspiring :)
Keep up the good work!
xx

مى said...

I love him! Can I take his class with you? ;)

Maybe he'll give me a nice compliment too. God knows I need one :(

nifer said...

That is fantastic! I love when people stop pursuing their own agendas long enough to affirm someone's true talent and promote someone else.

Congrats and enjoy!

~ Jen

Ania said...

that's great! to have someone wise and objective just tell you like it is and inspire you to follow your instinct :)

Jodes said...

I can't even count the blessings that my most dedicated teachers have given me.
It's lovely when someone truly cares about their students.
Good luck, and follow your heart babe!

Kristin said...

I hope you are able to follow your passion!