Athens, OH 16 November 2018 –
“Time flies,” is a phrase everyone has not only heard, but experienced firsthand. I don’t know if time is “flying” faster as I get older, but it sure seems like it. It is coming up on the close of fall semester, and I still can’t even believe I am a
senior! Where did the past three years go?
In order to make the most of my remaining time here in Athens, I am on a mission to stay present. Practicing mindfulness is a habit that I believe everyone should partake in, especially my fellow seniors. It is so easy to get caught up in homework, projects, research, etc., and before you know it it’s mid-November! However, by practicing mindfulness, I have been able to slow down the endless ticking of the clock. (Or at least feel like I have!)
I am intentionally looking around the buildings I walk through every day, and noticing different things each time. I am enjoying being constantly surrounded by friends and peers, because I know getting together with them is going to be exponentially harder this time next year. I am taking advantage of having brilliant professors at my fingertips, and am soaking up as much of their knowledge and wisdom as possible. I am allowing the nostalgia to creep in! Hopefully May graduation takes its time coming around the corner.
Take a step back and “zoom out” on your routine. You just might see things in a new light!