Welcome all witches, wizards, muggles and elves – you’re all welcome here! I’m fully embracing my love of Harry Potter in this post, and if you’ve been following me on social media, you may be aware that I recently put together a Harry Potter Party. And let’s put this disclaimer out there now: we went to town. (Some may say OTT. I would say giving HP the justice it deserves.)View Post
I was driving home from dropping my sister off at school the other day, and unexpectedly, my music cut off. I was suddenly in silence, and this got me thinking.
And while I was driving, listening steadily to the thrum of the engine, the occasional rev, and the cars driving past, I had to stop and think.
When was the last time I found silence?
Somehow or other, we’ve reached the end of February. (At least, when I started this post, it was still February. Hello March!) That’s just crazy! I’m not sure I’ll ever understand time properly. For all I know, when I think I’ve got it, life suddenly speeds up again!
My gap year is pretty much half way through, and in a way, that’s terrifying. Where that time has gone, I have no clue. I guess, thinking back, I’ve managed to fill those 6 months with a fair amount, but it also seems to have gone by in a blink of an eye. And so, it’s not without much doubt, that I feel like I’ll be sitting here in 6 months’ time, trying to figure out where the past 6 months have gone. And that time, I’ll be in the midst of packing to go to university.
I don’t like goodbyes. I also don’t think I’m alone in disliking them.
As someone who isn’t the biggest fan of change, goodbyes often send a jolt of fear through me. It’s a way of acknowledging that something is changing, and that in some area, life won’t look the same anymore.
Of course, not all goodbyes are big ones. Everyday “See you Laters” and “Byes” don’t have the same effect. But having gone through a large number of changes over the past few months, the “goodbyes” have also increased in number.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I am a huge fan of the world of Harry Potter, and everything that J. K. Rowling has created. The Potter World has so many different branches to it now, yet at the root of it all, is a story that lives beyond the pages of the books.