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  • It just feels right.

    As the echoes of the band down on South Campus drown out the clashing of pads from the afternoon football team practice, students clamor from the classroom to the coffee shop to the library, hoping to get home sooner than later to enjoy this serene and now out-of-place Fall day. Now that we've entered the phase of cold rain and grey skies, the warm air, rustling leaves, and bright trees, lit up in the morning, afternoon, and now evening glow are like a mini heaven on Earth.

    I myself was just getting home from class and I didn't know whether I should continue to study or take a break and enjoy the weather myself. I've been trying to listen to my gut more; as a result, I traded my backpack for a bicycle and road into the afternoon sun amidst the falling golden, orange, and red leaves. It was the first time I had exercised in a while, and it was refreshing to get back, surfacing that unique sensation that can only come with a challenging workout.

    It's amazing how this feeling transforms the rest of our day – the way we feel, the way we think, the way we interact.

    It just feels right.

    If I had to summarize what a 'great day' was like, I'd use these words. A combination of planned execution and serendipitous pleasure, today has been this 'great day'. It's been great for what I did as well as what I didn't. It's been great because with all of the time I put into particular tasks, it allowed me to let more of life come to me, and as a result, each decision felt like the right one; and then once I arrived, remaining patient let that decision play out just as I wanted and then some. This is not to say that life was perfect, but rather, I was open to the possibilities and pleased by the outcomes; and the best part is that for a majority of this, I decided to make it happen, and thus I and I alone have the opportunity to decide when I have a 'great day' going forward.
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