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It's About the Journey, Not the Destination: The Construction Outside College Hall is a Blessing in Disguise

Credit: Maya Kreger

Count your blessings. No, seriously, count them. I swear to god by the time I get home, you better be counting your blessings. 

Last semester, we had it easy. A cakewalk, as they say. We could get to Houston, from Williams, with apparent ease. The world was our oyster. Little did we know, extreme obstacles  were to come. 

With the new construction outside College Hall, movement about campus is extremely difficult, dangerous, and demoralizing. Yes, it may take us several minutes to get to a destination that is merely feet away, but I urge you to see the silver lining. 

Breathe. Actually, though. Breathe with me. Deep breath in. And out. Feel better? 

I once read in an arduous text that, "it’s about the journey, not the destination." So, I command that you enjoy the circuitous and labyrinthine route from Locust to Houston. Being at Penn has never been about efficiency. No, it’s about stopping to smell the roses, taking your sweet sweet time, and getting every last step in, goddammit!

Honestly, I'm feeling really optimistic about all this. I think this construction is really good for our community, in a spiritual way or whatever. Trust me on this one, this is The Answer to all our earthly queries.

I am also pleased to announce that this construction is anticipated to be completed in its entirety by the year of our Lord 2025. Bless up! Just in time for my graduation. 

God, I love it here.