My freshman year of college is just wrapping up. I’ve heard this phrase multiple times, from more than one friendly professor.
“You’ve got time.” Time to experiment with your courses and activities, time to dabble and find out what you really want to do, time to be just a bit carefree and worry about some things later on.
I wonder how many more times I’ll hear “you’ve got time” before I graduate. I wonder when this time will run out. I’ve long been under the impression that time is the one thing nobody’s got. It goes fast, and the present is all we really ever have.
Then again, professors do tend to be pretty smart. Maybe I do have time. I don’t yet know whether this “timeless” mentality really leads to satisfying time management. But I’ll surely find out, and I’ll let you know.
In the meantime, if there’s something you really want to do—a book to write, a kind word to say—start today!