Friday, September 3, 2010

Carefree College Days - OM [one moment] meet up - #20

I was driving from one appointment to another in Providence when I cut through the campus of Brown University. Of course, it was between classes. So, I found myself sitting at a crosswalk gaggles of college students pouring across the street. They never looked up, never stopped, just followed the crowd much like at a cattle crossing. Totally self absorbed.  At first, I was annoyed. Then, I was struck with déjà vu.

I remember myself wandering through the quads only worrying about what bar I was going to that evening and with which friends. I remember being very self conscious about how I looked, what I wore, and what impression I gave. Oh, yeah, and studying. I had a tremendous amount of freedom and time then but was still wrapped up in my own little world. I don't recall really thinking then about myself at my current age now. 

I was overcome with a sense of 'look where I am, who I am, and what I've accomplished.' It was nice to realize that I made it 'here' unscathed. Everything I was wrapped up in then has vanished and I like how my story has unfolded.  The best is yet to come.  This was a satisfying moment for me.

* Brown Opening Convocation

om [one moment] meet upWhat was your 'one moment' this week? What took you out of your present moment and made you see things a little differently?

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