In a little less than a week I am going to be another year older - 22. That number seems strange to me. In my mind I am the same 18 year old I was when Brett and I first met. I don't feel four whole years older! Lately life has seemed a little "blink and you'll miss it". How is it that I am done term two of third year? Celebrating another birthday? Another seeding year is almost upon us? Brett will be 25 this year!
I am probably more guilty than the average person of being preoccupied with the future. I can frequently be heard talking about "Someday when _______ happens" or "Once I am finally done nursing school" or "When Brett and I start having kids". I am starting to realise that maybe I should be spending more time enjoying today - it will truly be gone before I know it.
That isn't to say that dreams and big plans for the future need to be laid aside. Something I pride myself on is my drive, my will to achieve my dreams. But the future can't be all we live for after all. Trace Adkins sings a song called "You're Gonna Miss This" (in case you haven't caught this by now I am a pretty big fan of country music). The chorus goes like this:
You're gonna miss this,
You're gonna want this back.
You're gonna wish these days,
Hadn't gone by so fast.
These are some good times,
So take a good look around.
You may not know it now,
But you're gonna miss this.
I generally don't make New Year's resolutions, but this year I am going to make a "Birthday Resolution" (I'm not sure if that's a real thing, but just go with it). I am going to start enjoying this time in our lives more. And counting my blessings a little bit more, because we are truly blessed. After all, this is the oldest I've been and the youngest I will ever be again, and that is something I should celebrate every day.
I hope you are all having a lovely week!