I Am A College Student And I Fear "Time"

I Am A College Student And I Fear "Time"

Although I Wish I Could, Time Was Never Meant To Be Stopped.
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One day you're a little girl, jumping off swinging and climbing up trees, and the next thing you know, you're twenty-one and unsure of everything. Oh, how quickly time goes by, It happens as quickly as the blink of an eye.

I've had many conversations lately about TIME. Many of the conversations have been centered around the concept of going back in time. Going back to a place in life where there was peace and rest. Where time seemed to slip by so slowly that you couldn't stand it. But, it's not possible. Time continues to pass by and as time passes by, change occurs and change is terrifying. Time and Change are like two peas in a pod, you can't experience one without the other.

I am a college student almost done with her Junior year and I fear TIME. I fear the passing of each day, as the passing of each day brings about more uncertainty. And I know I am not the only one feeling this way. Many of my friends and peers are fearful of TIME. Because as time passes, things become more real and reality finally catch up with us. When we look Time in the face, it becomes blatant that we graduate in a year. In a year we will be placed into the "real" world and I will be honest in saying, I am terrified. Yes, we should never fear tomorrow because today has enough worries of its own, but we can't just ignore it either. It's time to realize that in a year we will be graduating from college and entering into a world that is full of uncertainty. But don't loose heart. It may be terrifying and we may wish to stop time, but Time was never meant to be stopped. Time passes because change and growth is apart of life.The passing of time occurs because it's all apart of His plan. Yes, God wishes for time to pass because the passing of time brings you one step closer to His magnificent plan for your life.

So, join me. Join me as I embrace TIME and all the change that comes with it. It's okay to still be fearful of the future and the changing of times, but don't let it consume your life. We have one more year. One more year before we enter into a world of unknowns. But for now embrace the present and let time pass, and find comfort in the fact that God is the time-keeper. Yes, you will still have days when you wish you could go back in time, but don't forget, the present is before you and your future is bright.

I am a junior in college and I am fearful of Time, but I have begun to embrace it. Because as the ticking away of minutes occurs, change does to and this change allows a wonderful thing to happen. The ticking away of the minutes brings growth and growth is good.

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

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Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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The Power Of Journaling

Slowing down in a fast pace world.

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In a world where everything is moving so fast pace, I have found comfort in taking small moments to reflect on the blurring images around me. I have always loved to journal, but recently I have found a system that works very well for me.

One habit that I have newly formed is creating a section in my journal that I like to call "Get Out of My Head." Life moves very fast and sometimes my thoughts can't keep up. This causes stress, anxiety, sadness and even the feeling of loneliness. I have created this section in my journal to be a safe place where I can just scribble down whatever is taking over my head, but there is a trick.

Like I stated previously, I have always loved to journal, but I never found ultimate comfort in it because I would go back and read what I wanted to remove from my mind. This was causing me to reexperience what I didn't want to. I highly suggest having a place in your journal that is essentially a flame for all th4e thoughts you want to rid of.

On the contrary, have a section in your journal where you love to look. I try and fill this section with happy thoughts, quotes, verses, and gratitude. This makes journaling and reading your entries something to look forward to, rather than not.

In conclusion, journaling is unique for everyone and it takes some time to figure out exactly the right way. But once you discover the safe place that journaling can be, it can change your life forever.

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