I can’t believe it happened. It should feel very weird leaving UF and all the friends I have made, but I guess it doesn’t really feel like I won’t be going back. Maybe in September when some of my friends will be attending classes it will sink in.
I have the sneaking suspicion that it will take longer. I think that is the biggest adjustment I the real world will bring — everything will take longer. After school, you don’t go from freshman runt to super senior in a measly 4 years. Some people work a lifetime and never move out of an “entry level” role. The amount of time it takes for change to happen increases. Life slows down and time speeds up simultaneously — days fly by but each one is less remarkable and brings less “newness” with it.
I want to make sure I don’t fall victim to that creeping stagnation. I don’t want to look back 10 years from now and see that I have accomplished nothing, wasted my time, or lost touch with the people I have come to love having in my life. I think the following goals will help me do that.
- Exercise Regularly
- Eat Healthier
- Learn New Things
- Meet New People
- Do New Things
- Maintain Friendships
I am going to keep track of my efforts and progress here, if you catch my slacking, please call me on it.