In a not-so-crazy plot twist, the semester is over! Ok, I guess that’s not really a plot twist, it was always going to end. But what I can’t get over right now is how quickly it’s gone. People always talk about how fast time flies, especially the older you get, but this time it’s gone ridiculously quickly. Maybe this is just because I’m so nervous about university being over, that it’s flying by even faster than before.
There’s been lots of moments in my life when I’ve said similar things: Can you believe we’re starting high school? Can you believe we’re leaving high school? Can you believe I’m going on my year abroad? And now, can you believe I’m almost finished university? Four years sounded like a long time, three and a half years ago, and now I only have one semester left until it’s all over. In many ways, I’m ready to be finished with education, and move on to new things; it just scares me that I don’t know what those new things will be.
I guess it’s time like these when the saying “Life is short” becomes particularly relevant. When it feels like time really is moving this quickly, I worry that I won’t have enough time to do all the things I want to do in life. We always say “some day” but what if some day never comes, until you realise you don’t have any “some days” left. And while we might think we have all the time in the world, you never know when it could suddenly be cut short.
So I guess “Carpe Diem!” is the way forward. If life flies by this quickly, we need to make the most of it. Take every opportunity that comes long, as you might not get that chance again. I’m pretty sure that when I look back on my life, I’m far more likely to regret the days I wasted doing nothing, than the ones where I hauled myself out of bed and did something (although we all need a day off every now and then). Not every day can be a crazy, exciting adventure, but we should at least try to do something interesting. We’re in a race against time, so we need to make every second count.
And although being this close to finishing university and facing the big, bad, real world absolutely terrifies me, maybe that’s a good thing. Doing the things that scare us often end up creating the best memories. I’ve been in education for nearly my whole life; I think it’s about time I “seize the day” and do something new and different and a little scary. Chances are it’s lead to something far more interesting than what my life’s been so far. As for what new adventure I choose, I’ll let you know when I figure that one out…