By: Gabrielle Grey
One of the greatest calls that life places upon us is to live fiercely and with a spirit of adventure. Our actions and the way we choose to carry out our lives are dependent on our perspective; how we look at ourselves and the world around us. The people we aspire to be, the goals we strive to accomplish and how we plan to live out our dreams all come down to us. So in this time of freedom and youth, it’s essential that we aim to widen our view; taking it all in and leaving not one moment un-cherished.
As college students, we’ve been told numerous times that this time, a time of freedom and limitless exploration, is completely ours. If anyone’s ever taken a step back and really thought about where they are they’ve allowed themselves the simple pleasure that comes from the silence of taking it all in.
Whether someone is a first-year who is biting off more than they can chew or a fourth-year who’s figuring out the art of bridging the gap between college and the “real-world,” it all comes down to perspective; how we assess where we are and what we intend to do with the life before us.
Here we all are. Searching, loving, breathing, escaping, existing, trying and doing. These four years are an adventure. The speed at which time moves seems almost unfathomable when you take a step back and really think about what has already taken place and what still lies before us. The importance of realizing the task of life for one’s self is crucial to the fulfillment of that call. No matter what stage we’re in, the call remains the same to live fully and colorfully, maintaining our perspective along the way.