As the summer draws to a close, some of us take a moment to evaluate all the things we've done in the past few months, recall the memories we've created, and miss the places we have been and the people we have met. I have the honor to be a part of those little few who have had a great time this summer. And as I sat down and stared at the moon tonight (by the way, we've got a full moon tomorrow night), I couldn't help thinking about my life, making plans for the future and just trying to plan ahead, even though life rarely goes according to plan, if ever.
Summer is ending, and in two days' time, September will be knocking on our doors. While I'm not much of a summer person myself, I can positively say that I'll miss the summer of '12. What with it being the first summer of my life as an adult, I'm rather sad to see it go. I've made some great memories, and there are times when I just wish I could go back to June again. But, meh. There are always the memories, ya?
Autumn isn't a bad season either. Personally, it happens to be my favorite time of the year. Autumn means the end of summer and the beginning of a new year in our lives. Schools and universities open up, people come back from their vacation and return to their jobs - it's generally a new beginning of sorts. And especially after a great summer, when autumn comes, you feel rejuvenated and ready to start over your life from where you've left it before going off on vacation.
As for myself, I'm starting my new life as a university student this September, so I'm naturally excited. Maybe a little scared, too. New town, new people, new everything basically. But I also have a very positive hunch. A new life dawns for me; the life of an adult. I walk into the world as a person who knows what they want and is ready to work hard in order to achieve their goals. It's both terrifying and motivating, in a way. I can't say that it's going to be easy - living on my own, attending university, possibly getting a job - but I feel highly refreshed and ready to face anything life might throw in my way. Overly optimistic? Perhaps.
Life sure works in mysterious ways, sometimes. When you're waiting for something to happen, it usually throws something completely wayward your way. And it just keeps screwing with you, just to see how far it can push you before you cave in and crumble. But, that the beauty of it, isn't it? The fact that it can be so beautiful, yet so catastrophic in such short amounts of time?
I'm too young to know shit about life. And I'm too young to even begin to think that I've seen a lot of things in my life. But I know one thing; it's my life, and I'm gonna make it worthwhile. Because that's all we've got, in the end. A few short years to make them our own and live them to the fullest. So, excuse me, for that's exactly what I'm gonna do.
So, adios, my friends. I'm off to begin my new life. Bumps will be met with, choices will be made, but I'll deal. It's only one life that we've got, right?No Comments