…well, how did it go? Did boards bore a hole into my soul? Or was boards more like a boardwalk, easy and breezy?
Neither, I suppose. Sure, it wasn’t great. However, it wasn’t awful. Oddly enough, I personally enjoyed it. It was just me, my thoughts, my knowledge, and hopefully a little bit of luck, armed with a pencil, an eraser, and good songs stuck in my head. Hopefully such a combination proved to be unstoppable!
I’ll tell you something that’s been on my mind about third year, spring semester. Life before boards is easy. You see, all you have to do is focus, and study. Not much else. Outside life may fall by the wayside, but it’s ok, because you have a pretty good excuse.
Then, after boards comes a whirlwhind of everything you put on hold! It has been an avalanche of activity since March 19th. In fact, I’ve probably only had two or three days since in which I had absolutely nothing planned. I wouldn’t have it any other way, though.
I’ll briefly summarize everything since then in one word: finale. For example, I gave my last tour as a Student Ambassador during Discover Optometry, and I couldn’t have asked for a better ending to my Ambassador career. I believe that in the future, SCO will be seeing many of those bright students interested in optometry, and I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to represent the school in this regard.
There are other finales underway as well. This is my last semester of classes, after all (Good riddance, hmm?). My last set of finals, my last intramural games. Last official school portraits. Last club meetings, for me anyway.
Last time in which I’ll be in constant proximity to some of my closest friends before the fourth year diaspora. Of all the things I’ve mentioned, this coupled with the fact that these could possibly be my last few months of living in Memphis have me a bit pensive. It’s not fair, how quickly time accelerates without my permission. Duplicitous, even. But with or without my leave, time rolls on, and the symphony of my third year approaches its conclusion.
Finale closely resembles the word “finally, ” if you think about it. As in, with the conclusion of this school year, I am finally at the threshold of my goals, my dreams. However, this finale comes with the bittersweet understanding that this exciting chapter of my life is coming to a close, and I’ll only come back to it in memories, pictures, and stories about the old days.
Goes without saying…the next few months will be spent coming up with a few more memories to recall, pictures to share, and stories to tell when that time comes!