I got the results of my most recent test in the master's course I'm taking in linear algebra.
When I got an 85% on the first test, and struggled to finish it in time, I feared that perhaps I'd have to fight both the material and the decades--that perhaps it had been so long since I'd been a math student that I would be unable to reprise the success of my undergraduate years.
The 106% on this most recent test makes me feel like I'm back in the game! There is nothing I can't accomplish today! Bring on that Middle East--I'm gonna kick ass and take names :-)
Update: In my euphoria earlier I knew I was missing something but couldn't put my finger on exactly what, but now I've got it. I can look my students in the eye again, knowing that I'm setting the example which they should follow. I like feeling that way. I used to feel that way when I was in the Army.