Years are interesting things because they really demonstrate how difficult to live in the present. The first month and half of a calendar year always seems surreal. "Can you believe it's actually the year 2014? It seems so futuristic!" The next few months seem normal...but quickly we realize that 2014 is nothing special. Suddenly 2013 starts to seem ancient, 2014 seems boring, and 2015 is the only thing that seems fresh. At this point, with a month and half to go in 2014, we find ourselves asking "Is it still 2014? It seems like we should on to new and better things by now..." Isn't that the case with most things though? One of the challenge my students always have with large group projects is the initial enthusiasm they always have is quickly lost when they have to work on the same project for multiple days. The initial "can you believe we're making a video?" or "this is great planning a fashion show" turns to "when will this be done?!" within a matter of days. The present is easily the most unattractive moment....as evidenced by the name of this blog entry.
So hang on tight. In the next six weeks, we'll see Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Hunting season, The Hobbit 3, Christmas, the Oscar films, and New Years. 2014 is now officially old...but it may have saved the best for last. 2015 (and Marty McFly) will arrive soon enough.