Everything that you were meant for
Everything that you were born to do
Does not need you to do it
Someone else was born to do it too
Now like a half-grown man
You barely learned how to stand
If you shut up with what you've chosen
You'll hear something choosing you.
- Joe Pug
Since school commenced, I have barely even opened my computer which is admittedly out of character. I know I have absent on the internet world lately, but it's for a good reason.
On the first day of classes and after a summer at home, I was reminded of the gem which is Guelph.
I have a fear of not doing everything I have ever wanted to do here. In this town. During University. At this point in my life.
I can not believe I am in my fifth year at Guelph. Even though I am still here, right now, I miss it everyday and can't ignore the reality that I won't be around in a couple of months. Fuck! I won't be able to walk around the city, experience a campus farmers market (!!!), frolic on Johnston Green, or enjoy the same meal for the 167th time at the Bullring. I find myself feeling sentimental for these simple things as I am doing them. I would say this is beyond just Graduation Goggles.
My love for this place has grown exponentially over time, and that, my friends, is the best way that I can describe my love for Guelph. My experiences at Guelph have made me who I am. I am unable to express the magnitude of joy I feel knowing that I have done my most pivotal growing up here. Whoa, what a sentence. I am aware of this than ever before these days as I say the following words inside of my head, over and over:
I am so happy this place choose me four years ago.
I am sorry for my silence, internet. I really am. But I have a lot of stuff I'd like to do in Guelph before I leave it in December. Such as going to this antique market, which I must have driven by at least 100 times before actually checking it out.
I didn't buy too much - some cutlery and plates. But walking around and checking out all the treasures, and talking with the characters at each stand made the experience feel oh so Guelphy.