Over Thanksgiving break, I was at my cousin’s wedding and faced the obvious and endless questions of “How’s school?” and “When are you taking the MCAT?” and “What medical schools are you planning on applying to?” In the past, I’ve always had the mentality that those things are so far in the future. Now, though, I’m going to start preparing for the MCAT in a couple of months. The future is now, and I know that’s true for a lot of us. People are applying for real jobs in the real world and preparing for the next step in their lives. This is surreal to me–it seemed like those types of things were too distant to think about, but now it’s finally happening. College (at least for me) is already halfway over, I only have one football season left to experience, and I will never have to worry about housing situations at UMich every again. WEIRD!
Does anybody else feel this way? That things are flying by so quickly? That we becoming fully independent adults faster than we think? It’s a scary thought, but I’ve been thinking about it more and more often recently.