So the design school phrase of my life is over. I did it! I graduated with Summa cum Laude honors; I didn’t trip while walking across the stage. And the graduation gown didn’t quite swallow me whole.
It has been exactly a month since that fateful day and man does it feel weird not to be living in Studio 49 of my beloved academic building, Katherine Harper. The hours spent there in the last two years probably outnumber the hours spent on my bed. The meals eaten there are more than the meals I ate on my dining table. It’s like I’ve moved…
Well, technically speaking, I have. I am now located in the big city of Charlotte, NC overcoming my fear and dislike of big cities, car-filled roads, and neighborhoods. Believe it or not, I have never in my 20 years of existence, lived in a typical neighborhood. I guess it was inevitable that I would have to move from my country livin’ and become a yuppie.
As I wait to start working and settle down into the adult phrase of life, I was boggled down with questions, concerns, worries, and fears. It overwhelmed me today of how many uncertainties there are in life. Then it hit me that I was living for tomorrow, and not today. You don’t stop learning even after you get your degree. It’s time I start living for the now.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.
– Henry David Thoreau