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Burning the Midnight Oil at the 10,000th Degree.
April 29, 2009, 11:49 pm
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In keeping with this strange theme of Christmas in May, I’ll explain to you what I’ve got left before I’m off of my Junior year. Sing out loud the following sentence to the tune of “The First Day of Christmas.” :  3 written finals, 2 photo projects, and a single paper ’til I’m onto Senior year. Yep, that about sums it up on my end.

In calming myself a good bit before my weekend sneaks up on me, I’m going to reflect a bit on how this year has progressed. We’ll see how that goes. I’m going to take a deep breath, and just dive on in.

Here goes. 

This year has been a growing year for so many people I know. It seems that in particular regards, it’s been more of a recovery rather than a total regrowth. It could be compared to a tree of sorts, which keeps growing no matter how many times you chop it down. 

I am very sad to see many of my Senior friends depart from Wooster. I’m staying in Wooster for graduation simply because of this little fact. I wish I could make it to Eriq’s graduation, or Katherine’s. Wonderful people, yet so far away.

 However, one must keep in mind that change does eventually happen, and to “go with the flow” when faced with such change. As a general perception, and this is just my opinion here, you can set yourself apart from life’s current, that’s one thing for certain.  However, you can’t deny the fact that change will happen. You can’t rebel against it, no matter how hard you try. It. Just. Won’t. Work. However, that all being said and done, you can try and change the change that happened As Ghandi once said, one should “Be the change you see in the world”. So, that being said, I intend to keep in contact with my older buddies. I won’t, simply won’t accept that these people will drift out of my life. Had it happen, don’t like it much at all. It’s hard though, (I never said changing change was easy though, right?) because each and every one of them are being sent to the four corners of the world, if they’re  not already abroad.

I won’t see them as often as I have this year, and that in and of itself will make quite an impact on my life, I’m sure.  

Be it the way you view the world, the way the world views you, or any other possible combination of things, change will happen. This year, as cheesy as it might sound, I’ve met people that have changed my life. The way I perceive things, the way I look to the future, everything. People I can certainly see sticking around down the road. I’ve found new ideas of what I want to do with my life, from owning a skate shop to bookshop, and everything in between. I’ve found new and interesting things. New places I’ve seen, more stories to tell. It’s always been a development through college, but sometimes, (borrowing from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off here.) You’ve got to stop and smell the roses, or else life will just pass you by.

” I am not going to sit on my ass as the events that affect me unfold to determine the course of my life. I’m going to take a stand. I’m going to defend it. Right or wrong, I’m going to defend it. ” -Ferris

I don’t care if he’s a fictional character, you know he’s right. When faced with life’s opportunities, I usually question myself not with what I’m ‘going’ to do, but what I’m ‘not going’ to do. Accomplish all you can, take what you can and really, give nothing back. Go big or go home.

I might not have gone abroad like many of my friends have, but I think my world is quite detailed enough right here. I would like to add that I really doubt I’ll stay in Ohio much longer. Granted, I’m still in Ohio, but I crave sunshine, long boardwalks and sand. After close to twenty years of mountains and long gravel roads, you start craving different mediums.  Opening my own skate shop doesn’t seem all that bad in my book. I’d be down for maintaining it. It’s like a novel you wrote, or a picture you took. Your own work of art, imparting your goods onto younger generations. But that’s a story for a different day, for sure.

That being said, this year has been interesting. Things never seem to sit still in my life and so far, quite a few revelations have been formed in my time here. Time marches on, as they say, and who knows what the future might bring. I’ll give you this though, if you somehow come across this blog, be it randomly or you check back in on me regularly, I can tell you this:

Your in for an adventure, and that’s for certain.


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You are fantastic. And I will buy a longboard from you (NOT A METAPHOR).

Comment by Lindsey

I will definitely be checking back on this blog over the summer – its always a good read and how else will I know how life is going for you?!

Comment by Erin B.

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