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MIT student blogger Afeefah K. '21

Anticipation by Afeefah K. '21

a little something to keep you company

Sometimes, its hard to pull yourself out of bed.

The uncertainty of what the day holds can be scary. Or exciting. Or overwhelming.

You’re probably feeling a lot of butterflies right now. Butterflies that might want to make you float. Butterflies that might want to make you vomit.

But whatever it is that you’re feeling, you know that there is only one way to move: forward.

And so you pick yourself up. And you take it one thing at a time.

Because today is special. Because you’ll never be in this exact same place in this exact same moment feeling exactly whatever it is that you are feeling right now.

As you get through the day, I’d like to remind you to listen to the world around you.

To the rhythm in your footsteps. To the breezes’s soft hum. To the anticipation in silence.

Because you’ll never be in this place in this moment feeling what you’re feeling ever again.

So here’s a little something to help you cherish every little bit of today. Because quite frankly, there’s nothing that makes you feel all the feels like walking around with a soundtrack to life (shout out to my friend Rukia H. ’21 for helping with this playlist).

Give yourself some time today. To realize just how far you’ve come. To hold your head up high. Because you’ve come a long way. And you deserve to make every second of this day your own.

PS. I’ll be feeling the anticipation today too. And I’d love to hear how you’re doing :)