Thursday, September 23, 2010

Is Time Limping or Flying?

Does time seem different when you are at school? It does to me.

It seems like the days are longer... or maybe more like they are further apart. When I look back on events that happened yesterday morning they seem like they were much longer ago than that. Yet at the same time, it seems like time on a longer scale is moving faster. A week flies by and I think "Wow, Friday again already." It's kind of crazy.

When I was in high school people told me my college years would go by fast, and I have friends who have talked about semesters flying by. I have yet to experience that. I dare say the first couple semesters at least seemed like they went by slowly, and even now, when I think about all the craziness and how different my life and world are now than they were three years ago, let's just say it really does feel like it has been three years.

I realize part of that could be because I've changed things so much, what with going to Mansfield, then running away to Italy (my semester at SBI could be a whole other post; just based on memories and relationships I really feel like I was there for years, when it was really slightly under three months) then back to Mansfield for another, rather personally discombobulating semester, then to Bryan College at the last minute, and now another semester here.

So time in general doesn't seem to have sped up too much, but on the day to day and week to week level it feels very different.

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

Let's run away to Italy to test the time theories.

Andrew said...

Haha, that sounds like an excellent idea.

Halifirien Pilgrim said...

You articulated exactly what I've been thinking. So much is packed into each day that they feel long, but are over so soon. Hard to wrap your head around, but true.