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Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Maybe that’s enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.
— Anthony Bourdain

Lately I have found myself swimming through the college application process, as I know many of my peers are as well. It is quite an odd place to stand— I find myself both reflecting on the past while also feeling the weight of the future. No one warned me of these growing pains you face during this process, nor the reality of approaching adulthood. It has made me wonder just how I have spent my time here, in my community, and if I have done everything I hoped to with my high school years. A few weeks ago, I came across the quote above and it made me question this. I viewed graduating high school and attending college as the end-all for my educational career. After college, I would be a full-fledged adult who does business things and has it all figured out, right?

This, though, is simply not the case.

Gaining an education and actually learning something are two completely different things. Wisdom comes from a lifetime of experiences and interactions, questions and (sometimes) answers, and an insatiable curiosity for the world around you. I have always had this. Even in my younger years, I would stare up at leaves and question why they had their colors and I would wonder what made the universe tick. However, reaching adulthood does not mean killing this curiosity. I wanted to share this quote with you all as a simple reminder of this— never let that curiosity fade as you fly the roost, and hold it close to you no matter where you land.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.



Fall Time Fun

Fall Time Fun