A Friday night after a long week we all think to our selves is it even worth it to go out or should I just watch Netflix tonight. Some might think this more then others but we all know how it feels. Most of the time when you have this thought, if your friends don’t do good enough convincing you end up staying in and watching Netflix all night long. I think its time we stop that; I think its time we say yes to going out even when we are tired. Say yes to going on a hike during the day rather then watch Netflix. Say yes to going on a crazy nighttime adventure with your friends. Our college years are one of the last times that we will be able to randomly go for a drive at 2 am with our friends or go out Wednesday-Sunday.
We need to live life to the fullest while we still can. I know how it feels to just want to lay all day. We all do. But lets end that today. From today- till the day we no longer can, say yes to any adventure that comes our way, say yes to staying up late even when you have an 8 AM class the next day. The memories will be reward enough. Say yes while we still can. Netflix and our beds will always be there, but the ability for an adventure may not. You want to be sitting at your desk one day and think back and know you took full advantage of the college years you had. Coming from a senior approaching her graduation in the spring, it all goes by to fast. The memories all seem like a different life but at the same time just like yesterday. Thinking back to my freshman year there are times were I wish I said yes to going out, or I wish I said yes to that late night adventure. Make the most out of the opportunitiesyou are given. Do well in school and work really hard, but also have fun. Take a risk, do something crazy, be way to tired in the morning to even function, but most importantlymake memories. Memories that you would’ve missed out on if you stayed in and hung out with Netflix, memories you will think back to years from now and think, “that was a great day.”
If you’re a freshman start this now, if you’re a sophomore you still have so much time. Start today. Juniors you too you can do it and seniors even you. You still have time to make up for it. So start now, start living today and say goodbye to your Netflix and bed for now and say hello to the adventure awaiting you. To The memoires yet to have been made, to the friends you have yet to meet.To the places you have yet to see. They are all waiting for you to close that laptop and start living.