We all know about finals week. Gotta pass those little suckers to get through the rest of college. This finals week has been a little different for me. My computer has been acting up, I’m struggling to find a job, and worst of all, I unexpectedly found out that my uncle has cancer and won’t be with us for more than a few days so I’m going to go for a road trip to visit him in between studying for Philosophy and writing papers.
Please don’t take that as whining, merely as giving a background for my story today. So, this morning I was making my usual 35 minute drive to school to get to my first final, listening to the familiar clickety-clackety splutter of my car when the clickety clackety turned into a quiet whir. I found myself unable to go more than 10 mph.
I walked the last few blocks to school.
And as I strolled along with the birds singing, I realized it was a beautiful day out. And thank God my car didn’t die on the highway! And I almost made it to school. And unlike my last two uncles that died within the past year… I will be able to say good bye this time.
You see, I feel like I’ve been very blessed in my life, and so sometimes I don’t think I know how to deal with life when it gets tough. I know that things could be a whole lot worse but this seems pretty sad to me.
May Sorn (that’s the name of my car…long story) rest in piece!
But in all seriousness, though I may try to be light about it, life can deal a fairly serious blow. I am very grateful to all my friends who have been so awesome and helped me so much:) I hope that no matter what happens, I do the best I can.