March 26, 2013

We'll look back one day and remember these are the best days

My grandmother once called me out about how I would always get excited about plans and things in the future. She would always caution me that I was wishing my life away waiting one something that wasn't even here yet.
"Watch it girl! You are wishing your life away" she would say.

I'm having that sudden moment of realization that I feel like we all go through once we become adults and we realize that our elders had been right all along. You know, that same realization you have now when you realize why your parents hated your high school boyfriend.
I'm wishing so much of my time away waiting for the next big milestone or event in my life and I'm totally taking for granted all of the little things right now. I'm anxiously awaiting an engagement and marriage, buying a house, checking things off my bucket list. As much fun as these things are going to be when their time arrive, I really need to start counting my lucky stars for the days I have now. One day I'm going to look back thinking about how much fun I had back when I was single or wishing I had peace and quiet on the weekends like I do now.. These are special and important days of my life too. I've got to start taking more advantage of being young before life decides to kick me in the face.
In high school I was always living life on the edge (within limits of the law). I was always really truly taking every moment in.. At some point, I let that crazy girl get away from me, and I'm beginning to miss her.

We've got to stop focusing so much on the future that we forget to live for today. 

Here's to starting to cherish these times, as unimportant as they may seem now, these are still good days. When I'm older, I'm going to look back at these times and I am going to want to be able to say that I had the time of my life..

Ok, now I promise to get off my touchy-feely soap box and get on with our lives. 


  1. I've been trying to do the exact same thing! I get so obsessed with planning things in the future and its easy to forget to appreciate this time now.

  2. Honestly this could not have come at a more perfect moment. I feel like I need to remember this and appreciate college and pre-married life. Things will happen when they happen and we should all try to live in the moment a little bit more.

  3. I love this post girl. I've been there too and still find myself there sometimes. My grandmother used to always tell me that exact phrase as well and back then all I did was laugh it off. I'm so thankful for the days I did cherish and the realization of it now that we can move forward appreciating the small blessings this world has to offer.