While cramming for a final (or if my parents are reading this, studied tirelessly over a number of days), I found myself hoping that the next 3 hours would just fast forward themselves. That I could magically wind up on the other side of this exam ready to go on a jog, take a long shower, clean my room, and read a good book with a hot cup of tea by my side. This is my hardest class anyway, but after missing a week of school due to illness, I am trying my hardest to keep up. Needless to say, I am not looking forward to this exam.
So I Tweeted something that talked about me wanting to fast forward 3 hours. Then I went back and read it. I realized how silly I have been. Sure this test is not going to be fun, but it is part of my college experience. It is a part of my life.
After this test I am finished with the fall semester of my senior year. I have one semester to go until I am a Baylor alumni, and have completed my undergrad. Although I still have grad school to accomplish (hopefully at Baylor), this is a big step. I can't believe these four years are almost up. Four years in which I have learned about myself, about God, about a variety of things. Four years in which I have matured. I have and am continuing to grow into the person that God wants me to be, Four years in which I have created some very meaningful friendships. Four years... just four years.
So why am I sitting here wishing to fast-forward through this exam? I should be soaking up every instance of this year... even the ones I don't entirely enjoy. Because even though I was one of the few stuck in the library last night, I still got to talk to someone from my class who I haven't really known before, see one of my friends who is graduating on saturday, and have another of my friends bring me dinner.
I am blessed. One more semester (and an exam), and I'm going to soak it all in.
And yes, I should be studying. Thanks! :-P
"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and for all the friends I want to see."