I’ve always felt very ready for whatever is about to happen in my life. Even if I can’t control the snowball of time, I’m fine just rolling with it. But something is different now.
This school year went by so fast. I am daunted by the fact it could be gone so quickly, because I wasn’t ready for this part to be over yet. I just want a little more time with what I had.
Now I am in a foreign country where I don’t speak the language, and I am going to be here for a while. It’s exciting, but it’s also trying.
Here, the dusk of what was is drawing long shadows that envelop me. Someone I have never been before is asking me to leap into the night.
Adumbrate: to give only the main facts and not the details about something, especially something that will happen in the future. It is a formal verb with several meanings that all have to do with figurative shadows.