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Look To The Present, Not The Future

But you should never forget the past.


I think a constant thought that runs through our minds is: what's coming next? when are we doing this again? what are we doing next? We are all obsessed with the future even though we don't know it yet. We have always been taught that what is coming next will be better than right now. I want you to think about the things you are doing right now and answer the following questions. 1. When will you be in better health than right now? 2. When will you be younger than you are right now? When will you be happier? If your answers to these questions were, I don't know, then you need to change your answer to right now.

If you think about it, no matter how old or young you are reading this article right now, you will never be younger than you are right now. The things you can do today, you might never be able to do those in the next month or year. If you are constantly waiting for what is better to come, then you are going to miss you on the amazing things happening right now. Think of all the opportunities you have right now at your fingertips. Right now, you can do anything you can imagine if you just find a way to do it. There is no need to look to the future because no one can see where they're going or where they'll end up, which is the most amazing thing because there are endless opportunities.

When you aren't afraid of what the future holds, you begin to not be afraid of the present and what you're currently doing. You become excited about the small things that are seen in every day, where you start to see small glimpses of what you want to do. You began to notice how everything is coming together for your future, and even if it doesn't make sense now, it will very soon. You'll start to understand why certain things happened for a reason. You shouldn't try to control your future, wherever you are supposed to go you will end up.

When are moving through the present, you shouldn't be afraid of what is happening. I always try to accept what is going on and not try to control what is happening. When you look at the present, you are looking at what is happening in the next hours or day or what is happening right in front of you. What is happening in front of you is the most important thing that you should focus on. Try not to focus on making everything perfect and your life should be much easier.

I know that it might be difficult sometimes to only want to think about what you're doing next or when you're going to be able to do something, but it you focus on that too much, then you'll miss what's happening right under your nose. You should try to only focus on one thing at a time. I know that life and the things around us might make us only think about the future, but you should remember that the present is a priority.

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To The Girl Who Isn't Graduating On Time, It Won't Feel Any Less Amazing When You Do

Graduating is something to be proud of no matter how long it takes you.


To the girl who isn't graduating college "on time,"

I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

Don't question yourself, and be confident in your abilities.

With love,

A girl who isn't graduating on time

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It's starting to hit me.

I've been in school, year after year, since kindergarten. Maybe even pre-school!

Now, I'm about to graduate with my bachelors in communication and I couldn't be more proud of myself. I'll say it. I often sugarcoat it or suppress it but d*mn it. I'm going to applaud myself. It was hard work. It took a lot of motivation, determination, (caffeine), and willpower to get to where I am today. I worked my ass off.

That being said, I can't help but think... What is life without due dates? What is life like without scrambling to turn in an assignment that's due at 11:59 PM? What is life like with actual sleep? Sleep? I don't know her.

Like I keep telling my boyfriend and my parents, I don't have it all figured out. At least not right now. But I will, and I'm in no rush to land my dream job right now. If anything, I want to take a year to myself. I want to travel. I want to sleep in if I d*mn well please! I want to read as many books as I want. I want to write till my fingers fall off (OK, maybe not that).

You get the jist.

I'm free. I can do and be whatever I want. And you know what? That's terrifying.

I'm lost. I've followed this structure for so long. Now what?

I don't have all the answers yet. But for now, at least right at this very moment, I'm so thankful to have been able to receive such an amazing education. And to be able to say I'm graduating with my bachelors in communication at 21 is an accomplishment in itself.

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