When I was in college, I was frequently anxious. This anxiety overcame me when I took any kind of math or science exam or had a big track meet. Before organic chemistry or biochemistry exams I was a mess. My parents would try and calm me by phone the night before an exam or meet by saying, “all you can do is prepare well, get a good night’s rest, and do your best.”
I have a distinct memory of walking to a final exam one cold winter day. (It was bitterly cold- I went to the University of Minnesota.) To try and calm my anxiety, I would sing the chorus of this song to myself: “Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be. The future’s not ours to see. Que sera, sera.”
If you’ve been following my blog, (or even just read my last post, The Date of the Century), you can see that worry and patience are reoccurring themes for me.
Last week, I was in the restroom of Cafe Alon when my song came on. It hit me then: this song is the theme song of my life's soundtrack.
Even though it has been 12 years since I graduated from college, I still remind myself: Relax Kathianne. All you can do is prepare well, get a good night’s rest, and do your best. Because, after all, whatever will be, will be.
Something to ponder: What would the theme song for your life be? If you feel comfortable sharing, please let me know. I'd love to hear your thoughts!