Time nowadays seems to be fluent.
It seems as if it was just yesterday that I was in middle school dealing with petty drama. Instead, I am attempting to grasp the fact that in 5 months from yesterday I will be walking across a large stage receiving my diploma.
As a freshman, I remember dreading going to school because it reminded me how long I had to be there, and how long it would be before I was remotely close to being done. As always the seniors would talk about how everyone should relish in the time they had as underclassmen, and how time went so quick. Everyone would respond with "yeah right, this sucks" and simply continue on complaining. Honestly, I was right there too. Heck, I was probably the first to complain about the amount of homework, or how long the school day seemed to be.
But as I quickly approach the end of my senior year of high school, I realize how foolish I was to think like that. With that being said, I haven't had the greatest high school years - with the drama and all. So I am not saying I wish we could go back (I wouldn't if I could), but I know that the majority of students would enjoy the time they had if they would stop and live in the moment they are in.
As corny as it sounds, take the time to stop and smell the roses. Enjoy the Karaoke you do with your friends, or the late night car conversations. Remind your friends and family how much they mean to you. Make new friends, leave your comfort zone sometimes.
I know most underclassmen will discard what I said simply because it seems so far away. But even if you don't believe me, or are even out of school, take my advice. Don't let stress and responsibility take over your enjoyment of life. As soon as you do, life becomes a schedule. It becomes a hastle to get out of bed in the morning.
Relaxation isn't a sin, it's a blessing. Whether it's an hour or a few moments, it is time for a quick boost of energy and inspiration.
And with that, I'm off! Peace and love to you and yours!