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The Passage of Time.

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on August 22, 2011 in Personal |

Denis Waitely wrote:

Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.

This is my last full week of work before the next phase of my life begins. It’s hard to believe, but I have been working with this small firm for over a year, and the time has simply flown by. It hardly seems like yesterday that I was planning my trip, packing my bags and setting off to the airport on my way to London, the first stop in my adventure. Now, over a year later, here I am looking forward to at least another four years in Germany with, I hope, as many wonderful experiences as I have enjoyed over the last twelve months.

It’s hard to say whether I have any real conception of what is ahead of me. I’ve been asked by quite a few people what I plan on doing once I’ve finished college, once I’ve got my qualification and come onto the open job market. I don’t think that I’ve really thought that far yet. Four years is a long time but, as I’ve discovered, the long one year I still had before me when I began this journey of a lifetime has zipped by too. Perhaps today will seem like yesterday when I complete everything and need to really make plans for the next move.

One thing is certain: I’m not going to just sit around and study. Study hard, most certainly, but not just. There is still so much to explore here, so many things that I want to see, touch, smell, taste: experience. I’m not the little girl I used to be, happy and excited when the fair comes to town but not wondering where it came from, where it is going next. I want to ride on all the roundabouts, the carousels, the big dipper, the Ferris wheel, everything. Maybe I won’t be able to do everything – in fact, let’s be honest, it’s unlikely – but not for want of trying.

If there is one thing that I’ve learned during this year and a bit, it is that you don’t achieve anything when you sit on your ass and watch others move about, you don’t get anywhere just watching people, much as I enjoy doing that too, you need to get out and watch people in other places, see where they live, how they live, live their lives with them. That’s what I’m going to carry on doing, and you – sitting at home in front of your computer – are more than welcome to join  me and, perhaps, I’ll inspire you to get out and about too.

Love & Kisses, Viki.

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