I can neither confirm nor deny that I was a part of the seventy or so group of people that streaked in Davis Library on Dec. 2, 2021.
Hypothetically, if I did streak, it might have been the single greatest adrenaline rush I’ve ever experienced. I might have loved hearing all those people — hundreds, as you saw, if you were there — cheering me on. I might have become the coolest person in my friend group.
I also may have been extremely out of breath because I didn’t realize how much running it would involve.
Hypothetically, almost everyone I told was shocked, because I don’t appear to be the type of person who would participate in the age-old tradition of streaking Davis.
I’m the designated driver. I wear t-shirts everywhere. I always have Advil and Band-Aids with me. I am that friend.
But that is exactly it: Any and every type of person can streak Davis. Any type of person is able to fully seize the day and just go for it, whatever that might mean.
Last month, I (hypothetically) forgot about my insecurities, threw myself into the moment and just went for it. I did something I’d been thinking about since I was a freshman, and I don’t regret it.
I’d like to tell you to “just say yes to everything,” like Jennifer Garner in that cheesy Netflix movie "Yes Day", but that’s not realistic. In a world that is still dominated by COVID-19 and filled with injustice and inequality, there are too many things we don’t even get a choice about and too many things we have to say no to.
That’s why it is so important to seize the opportunities we do have and make the most of what is right in front of us.