i feel like i’ve been neglecting my little blog here!!! but i PROMISE you, i’m not! i’ve just been extra busy lately. it’s senior week! which basically means that we’re done classes, but there’s fun stuff going on (on campus!) … a booze cruise, marching practice, and senior ball.
all of this stuff brings me back to my high school graduation days… SO long ago! okay, only 4 years. but still weird to think about! here’s a picture of my brother and i from my high school grad — class of ’07! wooo!
enough about that! lets move onto commandment #10! (we’re almost at the end here!!) enjoy the moment. oh yes, doesn’t that just sound lovely? and easy to do? i’d like to think so! however, i know that personally, i don’t always enjoy the moment! i feel like i try to go through my life as quickly as possible… meaning that i rush things. i’ve always been this way. for example, i rush through any and all tests i have in class. i’m ALWAYS the first one done. if i actually took my time, i KNOW i could get a lot better grades! now i know what you’re thinking, that has nothing to do with ENJOYING THE MOMENT. but to me, it does! maybe i don’t actually enjoy the process of taking tests, but… yeah, i don’t know where i’m going with this! hahaha
enjoy the moment. my professor told us last week that we need to “stop and smell the roses” – this is a phrase that all of us have heard before, but do we actually choose to do it? most of us don’t! i actually sat and thought about it after he said it… and i wrote it in my notes! we NEED to slow our lives down!
i can tell you that these past four years of my life have FLOWN by. i feel like i was rushing through them because all i wanted to do was graduate. but now that graduation is right around the corner, i feel differently! i would do anything to press “rewind” and re-do those years! but i can’t.
i have to move forward with my life. no matter how hard it is.
or how scary it might be.
another thing that this commandment reminds me of is a simple drive. most of the time i’m rushing to get somewhere so i don’t notice the beauty of everything around me. i live in SUCH beautiful area surrounded by the ocean and i never take the time to enjoy it.
my goal for tomorrow is to take a drive with all my windows down. music turned off. (sorry elton john, i’ll turn you up and dance after i do this!) i’m going to drive to the beach and reflect on the past 4 years of my life. the changes i’ve gone through. the problems i’ve faced and eventually solved. the people who have come in and out of my life.
i’m telling you right now, that i am going to start living my life differently. i’m going to ENJOY THE MOMENT. whatever the moment is. i’m going to embrace it. and go with it.
& i really hope that all of you will do the same.
and know that i will be here every step of the way. making the changes & following all 12 of my commandments with you.