I am in a conducting class. We take turns conducting the rest of the class in various pieces of music that teach the skills we are learning. Right now, we are working on the final, a piece called "Salvation is Created". It's beautiful. A few people took their final today, and we had some time for a few people to practice it again. I went last, practicing, because I had gone first when we started and botched the piece badly.
I've been working on this piece for weeks, and it payed off! I got the very first standing ovation the class has offered anyone, and our teacher, who always has something to say, only said "I disagree with some of your choices, but you made it work!" I've been trying to get him to say he disagreed with me all semester and it finally worked! I'm stoked!