Keeping an Eye on the Sky

Ariel Wong University of Auckland, New Zealand


February 15, 2019
Currently studying at: University of Auckland, New Zealand
Homeschool: Arcadia University

Hello! Welcome to my first ever post as a Student Blogger. I’m writing this in the middle of packing to give myself a break (and procrastinate a bit). The time has really creeped up on me. It feels like just last week, all of my friends were headed back to school, and I had a month of limbo ahead of me.

That’s not to say I haven’t been productive during this time. I went to Singapore for a family wedding in December. I started a new book series, celebrated Chinese New Year with my family, and had an interview for optometry school. If anything, I feel like these events made the break pass even faster. In the blink of an eye, I’m leaving for New Zealand in a few days. Even though I can count the remaining days on one hand, there are so many thoughts swirling around in my head. Did you pack a converter? Do you have enough money? What if it’s colder than you expected? How are you going to decorate your room? Are you going to get jet-lag? How are you going to stay in contact with mom and dad? There’s an endless stream of questions trailing though my head and the only thing keeping me grounded are the events that lay ahead of me.

I’m squeezing in one more trip to Disneyland, having lunch with my friends on Saturday, and Lexie is coming on Sunday. I’m fortunate enough to have a friend with me on this journey and it’ll be nice to have a familiar face in a sea of new opportunity. Time is ticking and every second brings me closer to living a dream I’ve held since the start of college. To round this out, I’m going to leave you with a poem. As a Bio major, my writing style is pretty straight forward and focuses on clarity. I’m not great at creative writing, but I find that poetry is apt and wraps up all of my feelings I can’t seem to describe plainly. I’m going to try to leave a poem at the end of all of my posts, but time will tell if I live up to that promise. Until next time!


look at your feet,

keep them straight,

remember the places they’ve taken you.

breathe in,

breathe out.

close your eyes,

take a step,

have faith in the path before you.

follow the direction in your heart,

trust in yourself,

take another step.

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