Well, not totally a mumbler.
But I am quiet. Like...
There are many Beths in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed, and living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the little cricket on the hearth stops chirping, and the sweet, sunshiny presence vanishes, leaving silence and shadow behind.
Not to say I live for others so cheerfully as Beth from Little Women. But when I was little I found this quote and decided that I wanted to be like this. To be quiet and helpful and not to draw attention to myself. I don't know if this weird connection has anything to do with how quiet I am now, but it's all I can think of.
The problems with being quiet include having to repeat yourself multiple times, being reminded by your mission president remind you every time you meet with him that you must pray loudly enough for him to hear, and not being recorded properly when you are in movies.
There are others. ;)
Are any of you quiet? Or are any of you loud and would like to tell about the problems with being loud? Life is ridiculously difficult.
I'm just plugging along with school. Now that I want to go to graduate school, I need to take the dreaded GRE. According to Ian, successful GRE-takers study for 5 hours or so every day leading up to their test (and, yes, this is his goal.) The idea of studying ANYTHING for 5 hours a day makes me gag, and I guess I might not but up for grad school at all if that's the case. ;) So I'm going to give it 1-2 hours a day depending on my mood and see how far that gets me.