Back from break, still need a break, and
apparently I can see time travel. During Thanksgiving break, everyone rushes
home to see friends and family and just wants to get off campus frankly. It's of
different importance to everyone, and gives people kind of a reality check.
For me, going home shows you how the person you have come to be. How your family
role, your friends, your daily activities and past shaped you into the freshman
that left for college. Yet going home before the “make or break it” weeks
of FINALS also reflects who you may have become and who you're becoming.
For some of us going to college is kind of like seeing into the future, seeing
the person you want to be. Going home is like looking into the past, seeing the
person that you grew into because of the life you were handed. It's a weird circumstance to see these both
things, but in a way, its nice. It's like time traveling while sitting still.
During Thanksgiving break I was able to go home
with three friends of mine who were waiting till Christmas to go home because
they live so far away. Showing them my old stomping grounds was bizarre, but in
a good way. I've changed so much in the last few months, it feels like years. Yet in some ways I'm pretty much
still the same basic person I was when I left for school. I still love my
family, my dogs, and anything nerd-related.
But I know so much more than when I
left. I can speak about the Middle East as a more educated person. I understand why our economy is so dependent on our environment now. I
pretend I can spell better. And I react calmly when my computer crashes the
week before finals, because face it, my life, compared to others in our world,
seems almost like a fairy tale. Who has time to be upset about lost notes, when
somewhere in the world someone is trying to find a job to feed their family? I
don't. And I thank Centre for reinforcing that thought in me.
I still have the odd luck I did back in high
school. I still need to work at time management. I still need to improve on
writing, (and learn how to spell by golly!), and so many other things. But I
know that I've come pretty far these past few weeks. And although I'm tired and
ready for the term to end, I'm still excited about CentreTerm and
learning new things all over again.
So to introduce my latest theory, I now declare:
going to Centre helps you learn to time travel.