Yer is a design and visual communication student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has over three years of experience in the design and marketing industry. With this experience, she administered three companies to increase the volume of audience and customers. She completed multiple publications such as annual reports, information sheets, brochures, logos, business cards, and booklets to further promote the companies she worked with. Her analyzing and research skills helped defined an audience and concept. She uses these skills to communicate better with a target audience whenever she handling a task.
There is not a moment in my life where I wait for something good to happen. There is also not a moment in my life where I expect the worse either. Like they said, expect the unexpected. I wait and anticipate for a lot of things. Waking up, eating my first meal, making my first cup of coffee, getting chores done, getting out of class, graduating, getting a new job, driving to my destination(s), vacations, sleeping, holidays, special events, and being in line, are just a few things that I wait and anticipate for every single day. What are some things you anticipate for?
With each dropping leaf and degree, the air seems bright with the knowledge that change is coming. Being in my last semester of college, it feels as though anticipation is all I do. This new adventure of mine will inspire feelings of anticipation that nothing else can. Am I doing something today that will get me where I want to be the next day? And the day after that? I ask myself these questions way too often.
On any given day, we’re all likely anticipating something or someone, whether it’s in our dreams, in our thoughts, or filling the pages of our journals. The human mind seems particularly suite for playing out any given scenario, flipping the outcome in a hundred different ways. We hope for all that we deem good and pray for the seemingly impossible. And without missing a beat, we also forecast the bad and sometimes expect the ugly.
Our greatest hopes and fears could both feel equally plausible in any given moment. Hasn’t every dream realized come through hopeful expectation? The fear of losing what we’ve invested our time in can keep us from risking, from creating, and from trying again. The feeling of anticipation not only varies by person and circumstance, but it also can be easily disguised. It’s a close but distinct cousin to both excitement and anxiety – though these emotions have a suddenness about them while anticipation requires time. It makes us wait.
What I make of this time now, whether it’s the next five years, five days, or five hours, is every bit as worthy of our attention as the outcome itself. Anticipation is the feeling of hopeful expectation, believing in the magic of what has been and what might be again. This we know to be true: there is wonder in the waiting.