By Jenna Sands Forum editor
People always say enjoy it while it lasts. They say it about high school and college and even studying abroad.
I always thought about it and didn’t want to make that mistake of not enjoying things while they last, so I tried to make a point to enjoy little moments.
I realized that just trying to enjoy something because I knew it would soon be a distant memory actually made it harder to enjoy the moment.
When I studied abroad in London last fall, I knew it would be over way too fast.
There were some points where I looked forward to going home, but I tried to ward off those feelings so I could enjoy my time there before it was over.
During winter break after I got home and during most of the spring semester, I was happy to be back and see everyone who I hadn’t seen in four months.
It wasn’t until a few months later that I started to wish I could do my whole semester in London again. I started thinking that maybe I hadn’t taken advantage of all my time there, and there were places I didn’t get to go and things I didn’t get to do.
I wish I had explored more.
I have to remind myself that I did do a lot while I was there, and I didn’t waste any of my time.
Concentrating on all the things I didn’t get the chance to do just creates a negative and even more nostalgic feeling toward my semester abroad, and that is not how I want to remember it.
I want to remember all the beautiful things I saw in the city and all the places I had the opportunity to go.
I think it will be kind of the same situation for college in general. As a senior, I know that very soon college will be over, and I will probably look back and wish that I had done more.
I am trying to enjoy it as much as I can while it lasts, but when each day is so busy the days seem to just slip away.
I want my senior year to last and be fun, but at the same time I want it to end. It’s not as fun here as it was my first year, and at this point I am just over school.
But I know that as soon as the summer after I graduate is over, I am going to miss it and wish I had more time.
I will probably wish I had enjoyed it while it lasted, but I know that that is not as easy as it sounds.
Just thinking back on the good memories is enough to know that it was worth it and that I had a lot of great times in college.
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