-Just a short-range temporal pot-shot this evening, and one I imagine (won’t know for certain until we get there) will be the first of these digital time travel experiment messages to actually land in the future.
The date is October 21st, 2010. Honestly, I’m really hoping to be where you are, intrepid reader: The future.
I’m just about to proctor a geology 101 practical midterm on mineral and rock identification at the community college, and this is only the beginning of what I expect will be one of the longest, most sleep-deprived weeks of my life so far. Due to an unfortunate coincidence of schedule shifts, I now have three midterms of my own to take within the next week-and-a-half, in addition to two rather hefty papers to write, and a radiation physics problem set sprinkled on top to complete within the next week. (This is in addition to finding time to grade and submit the midterms I’m going to be giving here in a few minutes.) All after work, of course.
That, and I’m staring the final hours of my 20s in the face. Daunting is the word of the hour.
So, I’m very curious and a bit apprehensive: Will my 30s begin with a bang or a whimper? Can I still pull college-style, all-nighter-cram-sessions? Do these next weeks all pan out with positive results? Let me know!
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Greetings, two-and-a-half-week-old version of myself! Don’t worry: You do survive the ordeal, though not without having to fight for it. You’ll pound through an arsenal of mocha frappuccinos and even pull one full, extraordinarily taxing 24-hour day, but you get through. You’ve still got it.
While I have yet to receive word back on one midterm exam, you’ll be pleased to note that the other two turned out quite favorably. (I do have one request of you – if you think about it, try not to let go so completely at the Halloween party after finishing your last midterm. An interloping cold virus takes advantage of the situation.)
Oh, and being 30 isn’t so bad. There might even be a few surprises in it for you. (-They just might involve something you’ve been angling for for years.)
Hang in there, and press onward. You’ve got this.
I’d leave a comment but… I don’t know. It’s too confusing. Who receives the message — the 29-yr-old or 30-yr-old? Does the younger one even still exist? Or perhaps are they one and the same now?
Oh whoops. I left a comment after all.