Don’t miss your life

College. Marriage. Children. All may seem far away, but all of it is right around the corner.

For the past two years, my spring through fall has been full of weddings. So many of my friends have graduated from college and are onto their next step in life: marriage.

This seems too sudden for me. I am still a student and my intent after graduation is to find a job. Yes, someday I want to settle down and get married and have a nice little family. We all have aspirations. Whether they are similar to mine or not, I just don’t rush into everything too soon.

We as students need to live life. We need to put on the brakes now before it is too late and enjoy our lives. Before you know it, we will all have grandchildren. We should strive for the life we want but take time to enjoy what is in the moment, not the past or future.

Our surroundings are flourishing with activities in which we want to be involved. Enjoy the time you have with your friends and family now because as we have all heard “It is gone in the blink of an eye.”

When looking back, I cannot believe that I am 22 years old and have completed a large portion of my life. I still want to do more and I know I have time, but I always think that I could have done more. I need to stop dwelling on what I haven’t done and focus on what I am currently doing. I need to strive to get good grades and start looking for a job for after graduation this coming spring.

I don’t want to seem like marriage or family is overrated. What I want to make others realize is we all live a fast paced life and don’t get to really enjoy what we have because we always want more or the next big thing to come.

Take a look around and make sure you are satisfied with life at the moment, not 30 minutes from now. Enjoy college, where you meet so many new people and are exposed to a new world. It’s a fun time and I hope everyone gets to enjoy their time here.

Don’t miss your life. Don’t rush your life. Instead, enjoy your life by living in the now, not the past or future.