Here’s to the nights where I walk home in short sleeves in the middle of winter. Thumbs up for a fantastic day of work. Cheers to amazing friends. Rock on for looking forward to tomorrow. And gosh darn it, huzzah for living the life!
Everything isn’t always glorious — I’ll admit that I’m not short on complaints being that it’s getting late in the quarter — but when I take a minute or two to take a step back and breathe, I’m pretty happy with what I see.
There’s nothing like sitting outside in the dead of winter, barefoot, listening to new music and writing. At least to me. It makes me darn happy. On every side of me there are black windows. Above me is a black, starless sky. The only light is coming from my computer’s dwindling battery.
Besides the fact that I have an exam in about 10 hours, I couldn’t be happier.
I’ve learned that sometimes I get too caught up in myself. I’ll stress, speculate and ponder things that I can’t control — that I don’t need to control. I ended up here in Ohio because of a couple strikes of fate and I have no reason to believe that anything other than that will put me where I belong in the future.
Nights like these make me want to freeze time because when I look back on my life from a rocking chair on a porch somewhere they will be a lot of what I remember from “my college experience.”
And as much as I’m excited to watch my life unfold, I’m equally happy in experiencing the present. Opportunities like this don’t stay around forever and I’d be mistaken to watch them all fly by with my nose in a textbook.
When the morning hits me like a brick and I sit down for my exam, the world will flip back to an alternate reality, which I’d rather avoid but know deep down is truly important. Someday I’m going to reach back in my memory bank and pull out an old file with knowledge of King Louis VII or economic theory.
At least I hope so.
Since this is my blog, nobody can tell me that I’m unqualified to give advice. So, for those who aren’t this high on life or are less than thrilled with their day-to-day, jazz it up. Make yourself happy. Don’t get caught up in the little things. Or maybe find a little thing to get caught up in.
Who knows, maybe you’ve been overlooking potential awesomeness all along.