"We all have two lives. The second one begins when you realize you only have one." -Confuzius
When I read this line, I immediately thought of myself. For the longest time, I felt like I was in a rush to accomplish something, even though I didn't know what it was. I worked on my research project, moving towards a publication, and I worked hard in school to get that flashy GPA, but it didn't really matter. When I started showing my work to the world, I realized that this was what I was destined to do, and then I started to panic. The clock of mortality hung heavy on my shoulders and I realized that my life just began.