"Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” -Benjamin Franklin
All semester, everyone’s been asking me how stressed I must be with graduation coming up. Ironically, it wasn’t until after things started falling into place that I suddenly became overwhelmed. Maybe it’s because now all of these dreams aren’t just stories I play out in my head anymore; now, I have to start walking the walk.
Yesterday, I spent all day in my pajamas, watching movies, drinking tea, and bouncing between travel sites and Craigslist apartment postings. The voices in my head became a deafening roar.
I shut my computer. Deep breath. I look around at what’s real - what’s here: my warm tea, snow outside, my cozy pajama set, my sweet boyfriend on the phone bringing me back to the moment. There is no stress here - I was creating it. I was anxious because I was living in the future, in imaginary things, not the present.
We all have a lot going on, especially with the semester wrapping up. But, as the Dalai Lama said, “If a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying.” There’s no point either way. Whatever is going to happen, will happen. Just come back to the present, and do the best you can. :)