Last Thursday (23 July) was my first dance lesson for the term. I wasn't expecting my Advanced I dance exam results (they don't usually appear until 2-3 weeks into the term), but appear they did...and I passed. I received the grade of Commended, which was the same as last year (although my actual marks were a little lower). And yes, I'm happy (although I would like to do better next year).
If you're wondering why I am not dancing around with glee over passing there is a reason. When I arrived home from the class I realised that I had missed a call from one of my grandmother's cousins. (Thursday being the first anniversary of my grandmother's passing.) I immediately rang her back and apologised for missing her call. Her response: 'I was shocked that you might be out.' I still don't know how I feel about that comment. I'm sure she meant well, but... And I'm confused (and concerned) - should I have stayed home and not gone to dance class? Have my slighted my grandmother and various family members for doing so? And how is one meant to remember family members?