Patience Is A Virtue

Sunday, 20 May 2012

They say good things come to those who wait, right? I've been waiting 18 years and I still haven't won the lottery. How much longer do I have to wait? It has to be said, I am one of the most impatient people you will ever meet. Excitement is good, but the problem with not being able to wait for something is that when it comes around, it passes far too quickly for my liking. This is when I wish I had a remote control so I could replay the memories and the adventures, like a montage of my life. So god if you're reading this, make it happen.

A prime example of my lack of patience is school. I, and quote me on this CANNOT WAIT TO LEAVE SCHOOL. I think I tell people this on average about 7 times a day because I really can't stand it. I definitely had a misconception of Sixth Form until a few months in. I was naive enough to think that when you're told you'll gain more freedom and be treated like an adult because you alone have made the conscious decision to sail into further education, you would. However, I was sorely disappointed to learn that I was still expected to sign in three times a day like a prisoner and get sent home if I forgot my blazer. Lame, right? So forgive me in advance for not savouring the remaining 31 days. I think after 14 long years in education, I deserve the right to be impatient, because quite frankly, I feel like a slave.

I do however think it is widely acknowledged that the majority of people including myself, overuse the phrase 'I can't wait'. I'm unquestionably guilty of saying 'I can't wait to finish work' or 'I can't wait for Eastenders tonight' when in fact, I can wait, I just don't like work and I do like Eastenders. It's definitely a severe case of hyperbole and is a challenge not to say it. In conclusion to this, I set myself two challenges. 1) to try and gain more patience and fit as much as I possibly can into every day, and 2) widen my vocabulary when referring to things I can't wait for so I only use it in a genuine manner. I can't wait to see how long it lasts, can you?







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