Finished the test too early and my next class won’t be for another two hours.
Just like that, another semester is halfway done.
I sit alone in an empty student lounge facing unoccupied couches and chairs while others go on with their classes and I patiently wait for my next one.
I don’t mind, really. I haven’t written in awhile.
In the silence of this lounge and with nothing else to do, I gather my thoughts in peace without thinking about laundry or dinner or other trivial concerns that take up most of my supposed free time.
I need to take a breather. I want to go on a long retreat, evaluate things, and reassess my life.
I keep reminding myself to take life one day at a time. Time flies so fast.
In a few weeks time, another school term is over. And before I know it, I will be donning a graduation cap that signifies the achievement of goals I set for myself over two years ago.
Two years went by that fast. Too fast. Two hours, then, is nothing.
So I do my best to cherish the lull, the inertia, the slow transition. No matter how mundane it may seem, I still cherish.
Pretty soon, I’m off to my next class.
"You are far more nuanced than anyone else’s narrative you try to fit yourself into, and more complex than society’s story of what ‘should’ be happening in your life."
— Preston Waters, Elite
"I’m not sure what I’ll do, but - well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale."
— F. Scott Fitzgerald
“This 2013, praying for the best of life’s experiences to come your way. Surprises and exciting things from heaven to open up and bring much joy to your heart . Overflow of God’s blessings for you.. just trust Him to guide you.”
- Sharing my parents sweet message to me as this is my wish for all of you as well. Happy new year :) xx
Moving to another country, living independently in a different city, pursuing grad school, earning a living, getting my own place, meeting new people, gaining friends, falling in love, going on adventures, learning and growing up.
Whew! This year has been totally overwhelming. Often times it is more than I can take in.
Inevitably, living this entire year came with a lot of adjusting, missing people, worrying, wondering, hurting, risking and failing.
Pretty huge trade-off.
But hey, despite that, it’s all been worth it.
So how can I not thank God for all this?!
(Photo taken by Pam, New York)