Experience is the Mother of Knowledge


Cervantes. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

I’m writing this in the middle of the night. It should be an addition to the Owl Post series, but let’s leave it as a standalone post.

It has been a terribly long day for me. I keep thinking that it is a Saturday (it will be in a few minutes’ time). It started off terrible as I wasn’t really done with my Critical Writing essay – the citations bit. Everything else was done. My tutor wasn’t really pleased, so I had to stay a little while to rush everything within half an hour. (Citations weren’t that easy to find but thank god, I did it!) It wasn’t that I intentionally procrastinated, but school has been terribly hectic and unforgiving.

Sure, I have a job (two jobs, actually, from tomorrow onwards), but they don’t really interfere with my school life. In fact, I was ready to take on part-time jobs as it helps me manage my time better (ironically). Forces me to think independently as well since I feel like I’m rather spoon fed in a lot of things and I’m not independent enough.

Even with an extra-curricular (many extra-curricular actually but let’s not focus on that), dance, I feel like it’s not a burden. I do feel like a burden towards my dance mates though because I’m the worst contemporary dancer. But… I’m starting to enjoy dance because it’s a deviance from school life.

The assignments are taking a toll on me – they question my morality far too much in the areas that I am very passionate about: race/religion, education and gender relations/work. I wish there is an answer to everything, but then again, the probability theory questions everything.

I’m excited for what’s to come, but I am not sure if I can handle them. It’s going to be a crazy 2nd semester, I can foresee, but I see myself growing with every day I breathe and live. I’m excited to meet old friends, make new ones, maintain ties with current ones and just… have fun and learn. I’m making a lot of mistakes now, but I’m doing as much as I can just to enjoy the process (no matter how many times I get scolded!).

People wonder how I manage so many commitments from dance, Paragames, YEC/grassroots stuff, pizza issues, tuition issues, taking an extra module compared to the other people in Soci… I don’t know. Passion just makes me do crazy things that are possible within my limit. It’s scary, because I am dipping my legs in the unknown depths of the waters. But I know it is all worth it.

Let’s hope that Allah guides me through better places and more solid challenges… it’s a world to explore out there with one aim in mind. 🙂

p.s. tired face there, but I guess it’s worth it. 🙂


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