The world is our oyster, isn’t it? Well, that’s what I’ve been told anyway. It’s a place full of wonder and excitement that is just waiting to be explored…
However I find myself writing this blog while I sit and watch my friends posts photos of London, Paris, Hawaii, China or New York into my seemingly localised news feed, with the most exciting place I have checked-in to recently is my exam centre. Yep, I’m a uni student. And the only exotic place I’m exploring right now is a new-found aisle in the library.
It’s a tough gig being a uni student; there is hardly a week without some type of assessment due, the weight of our textbooks could cause permanent back damage, not to mention the side effects of a constant caffeine intake. But we all know that it’s worth it, because one day, not too far away, we can hold that degree in our hands and say we did it! There will be no constant stream of assessment, no backpack of textbooks to lug around, and no need to intravenously consume coffee (okay – we don’t have to get rid of the coffee).
Knowing that our hard work will pay off one day is all well and good, but what about now? What about those countries that are calling my name? Visit me! Visit me! So I propose, just because I’m at uni doesn’t mean I can’t explore the world.
It’s the 4th of November, and I have one exam left for Semester 2. It’s the last week of exam block, hence why I am strategically spending my time writing a blog. It’s called life reflection, not procrastination. I have also spent my valuable study time enrolling for Semester 1 next year. While both life reflection and enrolling for next year are both important tasks, something did occur to me…there is three months between my last exam and when my first classes start next year. That’s a 3 month break! One quarter of the year! (Yep, totally passed data analysis).
But in all seriousness, there is a lot of travelling that can be done in three months. As a part of a generation that wants to live in the present rather than the past or future, I’m not going to let study get in the way of my dreams of travelling. I can have both. In fact, I have a new mantra: better the mind through learning, and excite the spirit through travel.
So it’s been a very productive study session, enrolled in my subjects for next year, undertook some life reflection and came to the realisation that I didn’t have to give up study to travel the world. So time for a quick study break before I hit the books again…and by books I mean travel guides. “Better the mind through learning and the spirit through travel…. Better the mind through….”