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Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Last Lecture

Yesterday, I tried to come up with a creative idea to post on this blog. I failed. I guess I'm not at the level of creativity where I can just say accio idea (Kudos for Harry Potter reference?) and a brilliant idea will come flying toward me. Oh well. Today is a new day to try.

After getting nowhere idea-wise, I decided to read Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture. I had recently, during finals week actualy, watched Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams. I don't know why I waited so long to watch it since my high school latin teacher had recommended I watch it early senior year. If you've yet to see it, I definitely recommend watching it.

Anyway, after watching it, I decided I needed to read his book, an expansion of his last lecture. A floor-mate was actually gonna let me borrow it but I wanted my own copy. So, during my prolonged departure from BU, I bought it – I was staying an extra week so I could volunteer at commencement. Randy Pausch really led a wonderful life and he reminds us to appreciate life and time, to live life as Tiggers and not as an Eeyores, and to strive to achieve our childhood dreams. His last lecture was in a way about how he achieved his his childhood dreams, how he became a Disney Imagineer.

Childhood Dreams. I have a couple, but that's for a different post.

It's weird. I'm nineteen but I'm old for my age (Rent reference) I find myself desperately trying to hold onto my childhood. I don't behave my age and at this exact moment, I'm using a Power Rangers pillow case from my childhood. I also walk around my yard nostalgically. The rundown swing set and rusted scooter really remind me that, whether I like it or not, I'm growing up. Here's to my final year as a teen!

And since I'm obsessed with my birthday, something I noticed about my blog archives:

LoL! =] It's now "May (5)", cinco de mayo.

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