When people ask me what I think about going around the world in under 3 months, I tell them, “I am beyond excited.” It usually answers their question directly and to the point, and it’s exactly that they want to hear. Nobody wants to hear the intimate details, the small stresses that eventually pile up to anticipation anxiety, they just want to hear that you are happy, excited, pumped up, and ready to go.
While I have all these emotions, I have also gone beyond mere excitement. I am no longer jumping up and down with excitement at the mere thought of traveling to 10 countries in 20 weeks. It’s my reality. It’s going to happen, and I am thinking about other things, such as how I am going to make the most of this opportunity.
If you are finding yourself a bit more “mellow” about your decision of coming to Concordia, or perhaps you aren’t sure if you should come because you just “aren’t as excited” as you should be, don’t be worried. Perhaps you are just beyond excited, and that’s ok. Life doesn’t solely consist of really high intense moments of happiness, rather most of life is made up of the small and constant moments. You will find that as great as those high moments are, they are too few and far between to be able to make it through life. You will find that it is in fact the little joys in life that are able to help you make it through.