Monday, December 12, 2011

Counting Down the Days

Maybe it's because it's that time of year, everyone in my particular age bracket seems to be in the midst of exam season while also looking forward to the holiday season or maybe it's just a coping mechanism of some kind but it's sad that so many people are constantly counting down the days til their next holiday, or their next vacation.

I, by no means am free of this habit. I am constantly looking towards the future, evaluating my academic path, career path, relationships but I never have found myself counting down the days. Sure someone could find me saying "see you in less than 2 weeks!" but that's a lot different than updating my facebook status, BBM status and tweeting "12.5 days ♥". I feel that it would make the days I'm living in NOW more mundane and seemingly pointless. Why count down the days when you can do SO much in 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 days (you get the point).

Perhaps it's different for everyone, maybe counting down the days helps one get through the stress and nuisance of exams or mediocrity of life. But I love those little moments, those moments I get to walk to the library with my best friends, when I get to constantly distract and bug the people around me to share a really funny joke, to procrastinate by discussing the mysteries of life and religion and all that jazz. Never for a million years would I wish those moments away, let alone count down for the next "big" thing to happen.

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