One enduring simple fantasy of mine is to have all of my favorite people mingle in the same room. They can love, laugh, even hate one another, but somewhere in all that mess I’d be as happy as a clam, even if I’m just observing from the fringes.
Despite my predilection for solitude, I am nothing without the people in my life. As much as I behave as a fully autonomous person, I know that almost everything, in even the smallest way, hinges on those who have managed to become a permanent part of my life. A part of me used to rail against this; I wanted to be fully independent, fully self-reliant, but it’s not in the cards. It’s unrealistic.
This is a roundabout way of articulating how grateful I am for all the friends I’ve accumulated, despite my machinations to the contrary. Yesterday, I learned I have been accepted to Syracuse University’s iSchool to study library and information science. I couldn’t be more ecstatic.
So thank you to everyone who has ever encouraged me or pushed me to accomplish all that I have. Thank you for not laughing at or mocking my academic/career choices. Thank you for saying, “That sounds perfect for you!” instead of “So how much money will you be making?”
I can’t wait to embark on this new phase in my life. All the better knowing I have so many lovely people propping me up.