Passage of Time

Passage of Time

Because we all feel like time goes by faster than it should..

Isn't it so strange how doing one thing can feel like minutes but really takes hours while another activity feels like it takes hour but is truly only a couple of minutes? Time is weird that way.

Like, sometimes I could swear that just yesterday was I was an annoying sixth grader forever going on about how dumb boys are, and now I'm a sophomore in college who is pretty sure has found her Mr. Right. Yesterday I was thinking that having kids was the worst thing that could ever happen to somebody, and today I'm thinking I can't wait to start my own little family. Yesterday I was having sleepovers with friends, today I'm watching my friends start families and having 'sleepovers' with their little ones.

Back in sixth grade, I would have been saying something similar, only yesterday I would have been in kindergarten, learning my ABC's and today would be me having sleepovers and thinking boys are gross. It's a weird, everlasting twist of time that seems to keep you in a loop of thinking what yesterday felt like compared to what you are doing today.

It makes you realize just how much time can pass by, especially when you're not noticing. Like when you're studying for a test in high school, the time seems to drag on so slow, but then when you're taking the test you studied 4+ hours for, it seems to only take minutes.

I think maybe part of growing up is sometimes feeling like you've been left behind. You feel as though your friends are more mature, have more, because they're having babies or getting married before you. It's also probably because you're maybe not ready to have kids, but you have always wanted to have your kids grow up with your best friend's kids because you have always agreed that you guys should do that. It's a part of life, though, and it's a bit saddening when we realize that things really do not go as planned in life.

But, find time to enjoy it. Don't let yourself live in fear of not knowing what exactly tomorrow will bring. Enjoy the fact that every day is a new day with a new adventure. Are some of them horrible and not enjoyable? Yes, very much so. But that's also part of finding the joy in it even when you want to end it. Live for the good adventures even as you're struggling through the bad ones.

Let yourself believe in a time when you and your best friend would have kids growing up together, even if you know it may not happen. Let yourself imagine that perfect wedding day, even if it's not happening today.

Don't let time run away from you; make sure to enjoy every second of every day.

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A Letter To My Go-To Aunt

Happiness is having the best aunt in the world.

I know I don't say it enough, so let me start off by saying thank you.

You'll never understand how incredibly blessed I am to have you in my life. You'll also never understand how special you are to me and how much I love you.

I can't thank you enough for countless days and nights at your house venting, and never being too busy when I need you. Thank you for the shopping days and always helping me find the best deals on the cutest clothes. For all the appointments I didn't want to go to by myself. Thank you for making two prom days and a graduation party days I could never forget. Thank you for being overprotective when it comes to the men in my life.

Most importantly, thank you for being my support system throughout the numerous highs and lows my life has brought me. Thank you for being honest even when it isn't what I want to hear. Thank you for always keeping my feet on the ground and keeping me sane when I feel like freaking out. Thank you for always supporting whatever dream I choose to chase that day. Thank you for being a second mom. Thank you for bringing me into your family and treating me like one of your own, for making me feel special because you do not have an obligation to spend time with me.

You've been my hero and role model from the time you came into my life. You don't know how to say no when family comes to you for help. You're understanding, kind, fun, full of life and you have the biggest heart. However, you're honest and strong and sometimes a little intimidating. No matter what will always have a special place in my heart.

There is no possible way to ever thank you for every thing you have done for me and will continue to do for me. Thank you for being you.

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Home For The Summer

Home sweet home.


Now that school is finally over, I packed up all my stuff and finally got to go home and be with my family again. More specifically, I got to see my dog.

Moving out was a hassle. I didn't realize how much crap I actually had. Sure, it started off not too bad when I moved in, but over the course of the year, more and more stuff came into my possession. By the time I was supposed to move out, it was like I had twice the amount of stuff from when I started. It took two days to officially move all of my belongings back home.

Since being home, I've noticed a couple of things.

First of all, my mom missed me a lot. Hi, Mom. :)

It's not like when I went to college, I completely disappeared from my mom's life or anything like that. We talked on the phone often, and she would visit me sometimes to take me and my sister out to dinner or something with our dad. Also, with the number of times I had gotten sick throughout the entire year, it was like every other week I came home.

The first day I came home, she made a run to the store and called me asking if there was anything I needed, and I said not to my knowledge. She came home with a crap ton of my favorite ice cream and snacks, just because.

Another thing she's been doing is cooking every night. My mom works during the week, so understandably when she gets home, she doesn't always feel like slaving away in front of the stove to make dinner. However, for whatever reason, my mom has made it her sole mission to make me gain 20 pounds by the time the fall semester comes around.

She knows I hated the food at school, so whenever she cooks dinner, she mentions that I love being home because I get to have real food. I mean, I'm not complaining. Who doesn't love a homecooked meal?

I can tell my dad is pretty happy about me being home with the new change in the menu.

Second of all, for the time being, I have A LOT of free time.

Now, this will change once I get my summer job, but as of right now, I have nothing to do. Both of my parents work during the week, and I didn't really keep in touch with the majority of my high school peers, so I have no one to hang out with. I mean, I could see some of my college buddies and sorority sisters, but everyone lives far as hell away.

This is kind of difficult for me. Not because I can't just spend time alone; I have no problem with that. However, I'm used to having a full schedule. Aside from just being used to it, I like it. I'm one of those people who likes to keep busy.

When I'm out and about or have a lot of things to do, I feel productive. Now, I just feel lazy because I literally have nothing to do. To try and counteract this, I've resorted to doing a personal project throughout the summer.

I just need something to occupy my time. Boredom sucks.

I'm glad to be home, though. Living at college is great, sure, and you have all this freedom to do whatever you want and you won't get in trouble or whatever, but I don't really care about all of that. Family is very important to me.

My mom, as crazy as she is, is my best friend, I tell her everything. Living away from that can really stink. Makes me wonder if that is why I kept getting sick so much. Like it was my body's way of forcing me to go home and be with my family.

This summer is going to be a much-needed break from school. I'm excited to see where things go.


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