It's the 25th of December, and I'm sitting in public transport writing this while I'm closing in on the town where my family lives. Time has flown, it is Christmas again already. It feels just like yesterday that this academic year started, and that I could finaly put on my Cover tie when we were installed as the 23rd board of Cover. Time will also continue to fly, and I'm well aware of that. It seems like from the day I was born every year goes by faster and faster, if there weren't any clocks to prove me otherwise I might have even believed it actually did.
With time flying by so quickly, you best enjoy as much of it as you can. Though looking towards your future surely is important to some extent, don't do it too much. Generally, things will figure itself out. Try to think of how often in your life you stressed yourself out thinking about something in the future. About what would happen when you went to highschool, about whether you would pass your exams, about what study or what courses to choose and so on. I'm sure you can remember a lot of these moments. Now try and think of how often you resent these choices, and wish you decided on all of these choices differently. It's probably not very often. Life finds a way, and generally things will turn out just fine. Will they always be the best choices? Probably not, but there's no way you'll ever know and that's for the best.
So for now, just relax. Whatever you're stressing about: It'll turn out fine. Don't stress, do yourself a pleasure and focus on having a great time celebrating Christmas. And on that note, I'm going to do so myself as well.
On behalf of board XXIII I would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year.