This was my Thursday: 8 hours of class. 12 hours on campus. Missing the bus. Finishing an essay last minute. Getting cut off in line. Showing up to class without my homework/books. Frantically catching up between classes. Feeling woozy from not eating/sleeping enough. Getting a quiz back with a ‘C’. Questioning the meaning of life. Consoling myself with Haagen Dazs’.
Fall really gets on my nerves. It makes everything cold, dark, and slightly damp – including me. Once the temperature dips below 15 degrees Celsius, I start feeling grumpy, unless I’m drinking something warm in a dry place. It’s no wonder I love Lunik.
If you haven’t been to Lunik, you need to go. Here’s why:
At Lunik things are just different. There’s usually another student (or former student) behind the counter organizing things. Music is chosen by whoever is volunteering to supervise the café. Not all of the furniture matches. See? Different.
I was on my way to the gym the other day, but because it was so warm outside, I thought I’d go for a jog outdoors instead. Best decision of the week.
The forest surrounding Glendon is enormous and beautiful. So for an hour and a half, I spent some quality time with the trees. As I jogged, I listened to some Jon Foreman, who sang me this:
“This is your life and today is all you’ve got now / And today is all you’ll ever have.” (listen to a pretty good live version of the song here)
This really struck me.
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my life. For the first time ever, I feel truly responsible for it. I think it happened when I came to university. When you’re a university student, no one can dictate what you should do (although they may try). The result is that you have, practically, the freedoms of an adult.
So when Jon Foreman was singing to me about my life, I knew the weight of his words. This is my life. So what am I going to do with it? Even now, it’s a terrifying question, with no easy answer.
Personally looking forward to new things happening in life and nature. Happy fall everyone!