First off, I think I’ve figured out why my blogging has become so infrequent. I try to make every post I write a huge “production,” with lots of planning, proofing, and editing. I have come to realize that blogging, especially on a “personal” website like this one, can (and perhaps even should!) be spontaneous, short , and off-the-cuff. It’s my hope that I’ll be able to post more frequently on this site with that principle in mind.
That being said, on to my topic. I wrote in August about how some events this past summer caused me to feel “old” for the first time. While that idea has continued to permeate my life, the more present thought lately has been how quickly the past few years have passed by.
It feels like just a month ago that I was having my first experiences as a student leader in the Band of the Hour, going through my membership candidacy process in Tau Beta Sigma, and taking introductory classes. Now, a full year and a half later, I’m applying to continue as Band Captain and have seen three more groups of potential members go through the candidacy process of TBS. It’s unbelievable to imagine that I am just a few short weeks away from being 3/4 of the way through my undergraduate degree. As a matter of fact, a year from now, I will be teaching full-time in my internship, and most likely looking for my first job. And I’m not talking about a part-time, get-you-through-school job, I’m talking about a full-time, salaried, in-charge-of-young-people’s-education job. Scary, huh?
For now, though, I’m going to enjoy the last year-plus that I have here, and make the most of it!