It is June 28, 2016.
It is Tuesday night at 9:16 pm.
This week I have been thinking about just how fast time flies and if we aren’t careful, it flies right by without us enjoying every little bit of it.
It’s crazy to think that we’re already coming up on July, I’m about to turn twenty, The little sister will be starting high school, & I will be starting my Junior year in college to hopefully begin Nursing school (cross your fingers).
We get so caught up in day to day things that we blink and the week is already over. Six months. A year. Ten years.
I catch myself saying at six every morning, “Man, I can’t wait until this afternoon when I get off work”.
When I get off work,
“I am so ready to go to bed”.
When I get up the next day,
“I’m so ready for the weekend”.
When we get to a holiday,
“I can’t wait for the next holiday or get together”.
I’m terrified that as I’m thinking all of these things I’m also wishing my life away and letting it slip right past me.
I keep waking up and doing the same things and the entire time I’m waiting for the next thing.
I can’t wait until I’m done with school, then I will work as a Nurse and make enough money to buy a house, then I will get married and Kid #1, #2 and #3 will come along. We’ll get them out of the house and retire.
Before we even know it, our lives are almost finished.
I try to enjoy things as they are right now but it is hard in the society that we live in today.
It almost seems that if you’re perfectly content with what you have right now you’re either settling or you’re just lazy.
People also put a lot of pressure on my generation. If we don’t work hard and keep plowing through then everyone will just rope us in with all the “no-good kids” that they think we are.
I work hard, and I’m busy 90%of the time, but even in that, I want to enjoy it.
I do enjoy it most of the time but I also need to recognize it and take a second to appreciate it.
God has given me so much and still gives me so much. He deserves that recognition even if he doesn’t ask for it.
When our alarms go off earlier than we want them to, when the baby keeps crying, when the job you want is given to someone else, when you can’t find a job, when the husband isn’t being a very good husband, when you’re late every where you go because of your kids, just take a second, breath and enjoy it.
For as crazy as this life is, it’s beautiful and it’s a blast. It’s work but it’s worth it.
For anyone who knows me well or for anyone who spends a lot of time with me, if you ever hear me complaining or wishing time away just remind me of the words that I’m saying right now.
I don’t want to be the subject of a sad country song talking about your whole life going in a flash. I want to remember all of it, even the bad things and even on the slow days.
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