Time to Reflect

Figuring out what matters in the last few months of college.


Three Months Left

When I started here I was 18 years old. I was fresh out of high school and looking for a good time. I had dreamed of college since I was young kid. The freedom, the lack of rules, the parties. Things have changed a lot these past few years. I’ve grown in more ways that I could have ever imagined and done things I never dreamed possible. I’ve fucked up a lot and done some stupid stuff, but I’ve grown. I’ve lived.

As I write this I’m in Allen Hall at the University of Oregon. This has been my go-to spot for the past couple years for studying, designing, coding and of course procrastinating. I just set up final class schedule for Spring term in my Google Calendar and it’s finally starting to hit me, I’m almost done. Three more months and I’ll be starting a new adventure in some far away place. I’m not nervous for the future, I’ve never been much of a worrier. I really thrive in change and the possibilities of the unknown excite me. But I’ve been feeling uneasy lately, not of what’s to come, but what I haven’t done. When I was younger time didn’t seem so tangible, so real. Time was unlimited and the possibilities were endless, but I’m coming into reality. I can feel time now.

Here’s a list of stuff I want to do. Some of them have been dreams for a long time and others have developed more recently, but they all mean something to me and I plan to make every single one happen before I graduate.


20 Things That Matter

  1. Hitchhike to a different city
  2. Sell all my useless crap
  3. Read a book that I choose for once
  4. Skinny dip in the Willamette
  5. Laugh more
  6. Jump on a moving train
  7. Take a day off
  8. Go a week without my iPhone
  9. Teach someone about design
  10. Show my friends how much I love them
  11. Find a way to thank my parents for everything they’ve done
  12. Be nicer to people
  13. Be content
  14. Live in the present
  15. Run more
  16. Smile at people I don’t know
  17. Listen to new music
  18. Meet new friends
  19. Learn to say “no”
  20. Cherish the past and reflect more often
Show your support

Clapping shows how much you appreciated Tyler Rogers’s story.