A college farewell
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way —Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
Although, I will confess, I have never read the book.
There were important things that happened to me in college that I’ve learned a lot from, and most of them I honestly didn’t expect I’d even go through. Sometimes I feel like I’m too young for all of those, but then again I’m young enough for all the mistakes and foolishness, bold enough for all of those risks, and I guess in the end things just eventually worked out (if not for the best, then just working out miraculously, with my sanity intact when I could already have just easily lost it).
Needless to say, I’ve had the best and worst experiences (in my whole twenty-one years), met the best and worst kind of people, felt most loved and happiest as well as the deepest kind of hurt and sadness. College changed me in so many ways, even until the very last second it’s changed the way I perceive things, how I see and treat people, how I feel about some issues, how I trust. But there were also some things that haven’t really changed in me and being stubborn is one of those. :P
So, as a pre-graduation kinda thing: we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way
So here’s to another road of endless possibilities!