I thought yesterday would be my last livejournal entry for quite some time.
But I can't disappoint my faithful livejournal audience!
You all know those crappy posters that say things like life is a journey, not a destination?
That's a load of crap.
Life is a series of destinations. It may take you on the wrong turn or a shortcut to where you need to go, but life is a continuous chain of arrivals and departures. What makes it continuous, and not simply one destination, is the person you become after one destination is reached. Through the next departure to the next destination, you have the option of staying who you were or who you became.
I thought about this on the way back to the appartment today.
I knew better than to turn around today. I knew better! But no, I turned around after the final goodbye to Tracy and Carole, only to see them hugging each other and bawling hysterically.
Yes, I made good grades, yes, I am now fluent in my second language and very good in my 5th, but that's not what I'm most proud of. What I'm most proud of will be what I will realise weeks from now. So today was the arrival at a destination, tomorrow will be another.
While no destination can ever be a failure, only a setback, I am overwhelmingly proud to say that the destination I finished today could not have been more successful.
Au revoir à tous, à bientôt.
And remember, there is no problem in the world that cannot be solved by the best of all possible brioche au chocolat.