Endings and Beginnings

Yesterday, I had the final class of my undergraduate career. Today’s my last full day in Cardiff. Tomorrow, I’m off to Paris and the rest of Europe.

It all seems very surreal. How do you process everything that’s happened over the past three months, or even beyond that, the past four years? Where did the time go? What comes next? These are difficult questions to answer on the best of days.

As humans, we tend to have a fascination with beginnings and endings, starting points and finish lines. Everything in between is a blur. It’s funny — and tragic — how that works. You risk missing out on appreciating everything in between.

As one chapter ends and another begins, I’ll take the sage advice of my best friend:

Stick to the present. The rest will work itself out.

Things I’ve seen:

Afan Forest.

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Worm's Head, Gower.

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Stonehenge.

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What I’m listening to:

Nujabes – “Aruarian Dance”

What I’m watching:

http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are

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3 responses to “Endings and Beginnings

  1. Karen Metzger

    I have enjoyed following your journeying while in Wales. Best wishes for safety and good experiences as you travel further.

  2. Ardith Frey

    Happy Travels, Martin! And for what it’s worth, I think you’ve been making the most of the experiences that have come your way; you haven’t missed out on the stuff between endings and beginnings.

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