You had never intended this to be the way things would go, of course. Well, at first, admittedly, you hadn’t been sure how you wanted this all to work out, not exactly. You probably expected that it might not work out at all, not for you in this city, or at this school, or between you and me. But then as things started to happen, you started to actually live the experience, well, things changed, and so did your expectations. And if you’ve learned one thing the hard way, it is this: you can’t have disappointment without expectations. So, despite how everything has seemingly fallen apart at the proverbial seams, at least you can pack along that bit of fortune cookie wisdom.