Time is such a marvellous thing. At this very moment, you have some sort of dilemma going on in your life, affecting your very future depending on how you deal with it. You will look back in years to come and think how it shaped you into the individual you are today. Every decision you make determines who you become, how your future self acts, behaves and even views the world around you, all because you ate that chicken wing instead of going to the gym!
Time is such a marvellous thing!
My major dilemma is university – whether I go, whether I don’t. Where do I go? What do I do? What should I do?! Taking a gap year has been both a blessing and a curse; I’ve changed my mind about which course I would like to do completely, I’ve declined offers, been rejected places and even plan on making the jump into insanity by waiting until clearing to decide! I am yet to find out whether changing my mind about university is a blessing or a curse but only time will reveal that.
It’s so easy to determine the future of a close friend or someone you know well. You give them the exact advice they need to hear, help them work out what they must do in order to achieve their desired future and you leave it up to them to decide if they take the opportunity. When it comes to your own future however, the options seem overbearing! Surely the one person that truly knows what’s best for you, is you? But maybe that’s the problem – You know yourself too well to make a just decision. You need the help of others to guide you but ultimately you are the one who makes that decision.
Every decision is scary. Taking the jump, without knowing where you are landing is terrifying but, if you could see where you were landing, would you still jump? Even if you knew you were landing in a bed of roses, it wouldn’t take you long to realise even roses have thorns.
Time fluctuates. The best part of your life drifts by you on the wind but you can never grab hold of it, never control how strong the wind blows. you may not be able to control your time but you can manipulate it and change its direction and destination. In regards to university, no matter what anyone says, it is not a necessity. We are made to believe it is the only way you can get the successful job and the big house with the white picket fence, but it’s not. It seems like a waste of years where the money you receive makes you poor and the freedom you inherit keeps you imprisoned. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to go to university doing a course I am 100% interested in, but making such a life changing decision at the ripe of age of barely an adult doesn’t appeal to me. Taking the time to decide exactly what I would like to do with my life seems the better option and whether I go to university this year, three years from now or never doesn’t determine how successful I am, just as long as the decision I make is the one I believe is right for me and where I would like my life to go.
Time doesn’t stand still for anyone, but at least it is patient in its convictions.