Now Or Never?

Now Or Never?

Which option is the right one?
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You just get the news that two events are happening on the same day.

One event is an opportunity that may or may not come again, that will only provide you with a short term accomplishment. Plus, it’s a first time experience.

The other event is one that is going towards working for a long term goal you’ve set for your future. This event helps you take the next step. If you don’t attend this, you’ll fall behind on completing the long term achievement.

Which do you choose?

I used to think there was only one option: pick the long term goal for the future. While that may certainly be the choice at times, sometimes it might be ok to go for the opportunity that is short term but a chance you may never get again. After all, is missing out going to make you happy even while choosing your future?

For example, is attending a concert more important than studying for an exam? Probably not, since in this case your future is counting more on your grade on the exam. But, what if it’s your sister’s wedding versus a once in a lifetime violin performance at a prestigious orchestra hall? Wouldn’t you choose the first?

It’s not easy to say that there’s always one clear choice. It really depends on the situation and the person. As a college student, I’ve had to make a lot of these choices, and sometimes I’ve made the wrong choice. But, I’ve ultimately learned from those experiences and have made other right choices because of it. I’ve talked to friends who would choose the exact opposite choice as me, but does that mean either of us are wrong? I guess that everyone has a right and wrong option, though those may not be the same for any two people.

In life, I’m sure these options will be presented to me in various ways. I’m sure I’ll make choices I regret along the way. But in those risks are life lessons too. I can only hope to learn from my faults and choose the options I know will give me the most perspective, even if it’s the wrong one.

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7 Things Every Real Taylor Swift Fan Knows Will 100 Percent Happen On TS7

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On April 13th, Taylor Swift posted on her Instagram a picture with the caption "4.26"... since then, every post since has had the same caption, and fans have been theorizing ever since.

1. It's going to be very different from "Reputation"

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvAdohMF7b9/

Looking at her current pastel Instagram theme, it is very, very different than dark, mysterious vibe from her "Reputation" days.

2. This will be one of Taylor's happiest albums yet

https://www.instagram.com/p/BtuMOFmlDm5/

Taylor has stayed out of the media for the most part since the release of "Reputation", and I believe that she's enjoyed her time, focusing on her music, friends, family, and relationships during this downtime.

3. This album will reflect on her childhood

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwPvbUWjsgR/

In 2016, in an interview with Glamour magazine, Taylor revealed that she was bullied in school, and her mom would often take her to T.J.Maxx after school to look at the opal jewelry in order to cheer her up. On April 14th, she posted a picture of jewelry, including opal. Also, one could say that her current Instagram profile picture has an opal tone to it. These could be hints to Taylor tapping into her childhood for her newest album. Oh, and she dressed up as a "childhood hero" for a New Year's Eve party...

4. ...But also focus on moving forward

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuUrV5hl-5B/

From her fresh, pastel Instagram theme to the flowers, butterflies, and overall springy vibes, Taylor has an airy, happy vibe that yells fresh, new life. Perhaps the album will also focus on her rising above everything from "Reputation" and all of the new things in her life.

5. It's going to have hidden eggs placed within the lyrics

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuRqXqqlshV/

All Swift fans know that Taylor loves to play games and create puzzles for us to figure out leading up to album releases. Why does the album itself have to be any different? Hopefully TS7 will have hidden gems in it as well...

6. Jack Antonoff and Max Martin will be back

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwTItkEDh9d/

Jack and Max have been with Taylor since "1989," and I don't think they're going anywhere. If they made it through the sound shift between Swift's 5th and 6th albums, they can work with whatever new ideas Taylor comes up with.

7. If the old Taylor is dead, I think TS7 will be when the new Taylor fully emerges

https://www.instagram.com/p/BumUfpXFKaL/

There's been some butterfly emojis and imagery flying around on Taylor's Instagram, and in a way, I think TS7 will be Taylor emerging from her cocoon of sorts into a butterfly. "Reputation" showed that she was capable of change, and this new album will show a more mature version of Taylor.

Chances are all of these are 100% wrong... but hey, it's fun to theorize while we wait for her new single/album to drop on April 26th.

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