Wednesday, March 10, 2010

slow down

I'm 21 years old. I'm not "old" by any means, but I'm finding myself feeling progressively less and less "young." No, my knees aren't hurting and my eye sight isn't going bad... although it does take me quite a bit longer to recover from a night out- but that's a different story. 

I'm not really talking physically; I'm talking mentally, spiritually... emotionally.

Why does time seem to absolutely fly by as you get older? When you're young, the days are endless. The hours pass by without a thought and it feels like you have an eternity ahead of you. You're anxious to grow old and it seems to take f-o-r-e-v-e-r.

Then, all of a sudden, you turn 20 and you look back and wonder how you got there. I wake up every day and feel like there's no way that I'm already in my fourth year of college. I just graduated high school last week... didn't I?

It makes me sad when I think about how much of my life has passed me by in what feels like a minute. Every time I turn my calendar to a new month, I cringe. I know that I still have so many things to look forward to- graduation, a career, marriage, kids, travel, holidays, pets... retirement! And while I'm excited for all these things, I wish I could slow it all down somehow. I have my whole life to enjoy these things; I'm in no rush to get there. 

So, 2010, slow down! I don't want to look back when the clock strikes midnight in 2011 and wonder where the time went. 

Happy Wednesday -- halfway through the week already (see how quick the time goes?!). Enjoy it! xo

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