Saturday, May 10, 2008

I'm still here!

Final college exams are approaching fast (just a week away now!) and inevitably the frequency of my posts has suffered. I'm still here and will hopefully get posting a lot more regularly this summer after the ol' exams. There certainly is so much worth posting on at the moment!

If there is one thing that could be said to be central in my life right now, it is change. My life as an undergraduate is coming to an end, Maynooth will soon no longer be home, and talk of careers and the future seems less abstract then it used to; and we have a new Taoiseach - only time will tell what this will mean for the country, it shall be interesting to see.

It is incredible how complete change is and how we never really understand its power till we are right in the middle of it. You think that you have found your place in the world every so often, when really you have only made a step - one of many - along the way. Of course these steps make life what it is, but nothing is final, nothing is certain and nothing is immutable. It is important of course to live and savour these steps as they come and not simply see them as rungs on a ladder to something greater. Life is now; just because nothing stays the same doesn't mean we can't enjoy things as they happen, and can't look forward to the future at the same time. Here is a quote from C.S Lewis which I think says a lot:

The great thing is, if one can, to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions in one's "own" or "real" life. The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one's life.

There is a lot to think about and more to do, so I better get to it! Till the next post...

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