Wednesday, August 27, 2008

i keep imagining this metaphor for my current situation:

last year when i came to graduate school i approached the experience as if i were a boat setting sail on an ocean of potential knowledge. i couldn't wait to see where it would take me, what new worlds i would discover. and at the same time that i tried to gather up some of that knowledge and take it with me on my journey, it was exactly like collecting water in a boat. i could only take in so much before i felt like i was sinking. and no matter how far i felt i'd sailed all i kept seeing in every direction was more water.

this year i have decided to become a sponge, soak in as much water as i can hold, and then sink to the bottom.

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