Time Flies
Start writing a post
Student Life

Time Flies

You will never believe that how fast time flies after you graduate

Time Flies
Chelsea Holdsworth

Something I hear all the time now after I graduated high school is "Wow, time flies!"

I have found a lot of truth in this phrase going through my first semester of college. It's crazy how, last year at this exact time. I was getting ready for my high school graduation and my senior prom. Now I am writing this article after finishing freshman year of COLLEGE. I can remember, back in 2009, walking into my fifth grade classroom, looking at the girl in front of me and smiling. I remember the middle of eighth grade and trying to figure out what high school I wanted to attend. I remember freshman year trying to pick the shop I wanted to be in, getting that shop, becoming secretary of the math team, going to homecoming and prom. It is crazy how many memories you can make in just a short amount of time. Looking back at it now, it feels like forever ago, but during those 13 or so years of school, time felt like it dragged on forever.

Now that I have graduated, I feel like I don't even have a sense of time. I swear, at least a dozen times today I forgot what day it was. That only gets annoying when I have stuff to get done. I could spend all day running errands with my mom, come home and not realize that it is 5 o'clock at night. I tell myself everyday that I am going to be productive. But always find myself at 6 o'clock at night with nothing done.

When I was in school I went through my structured day of classes, came home off the bus, did my homework, ate dinner, maybe took a shower and cleaned my room. By 5pm, I have absolutely nothing to do. I feel like that is why some adults are always late, without a structure during the day you literally just wing it. Sometimes I get up in the morning and don't realize I am still in my pajamas when noon comes around.

My brother told me that his teacher said it is because of all the "firsts" you experience during those years. Your first day of school, first boyfriend/girlfriend, first heartbreak, first school dance, first party, first time driving, first performance, first time transitioning to a new school, first time playing a sport, first time getting in trouble and so on. During school I remember distinctly my first best friend, my first cell phone, the first time I interned and my first tattoo. Growing up I always said I couldn't wait to be an adult, because I could do whatever I wanted. In reality, being an adult is so stressful due to the lack of structure after graduating.

If I learned anything, I learned not to rush life because once you graduate, time doesn't slow down.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Melisa Im

My Ethnicity

Hispanic is not a race... it’s an ethnicity. The term Hispanic describes a group of people whose common thread is language and/or culture. I’m a Hispanic woman born in Argentina to Korean parents. I self-identify as Hispanic/Latina and my personal experiences can’t be summarized by the color of my skin or the languages on my tongue. That is because every single person in the universe has a unique experience. Whether someone labels me as Korean or Argentine or American, that will never change my experiences as a Spanish speaker, immigrant, child of divorced parents, Californian, college graduate (Go Bears!), omnivore, writer, or any other label I choose for myself.

Keep Reading... Show less

When In Nashville

Here's some things you could do.

Kaitlyn Wells

I have had the opportunity to visit so many places in my lifetime, and recently one of those places was Nashville, Tennessee. There is so much to do and see in Nashville but here are some of my favorites that I would highly recommend.

Keep Reading... Show less
Your Work Week As Told By Michael Scott And Stanley Hudson

"The Office" is basically the best American TV show created in the past 15 years (you can fight me on this). And through all its hilarity and cringe-worthy "that would never happen in real life" moments, the show really does have a lot of relatable themes, as can be seen by the little compilation I put together of Michael Scott and Stanley Hudson.

Keep Reading... Show less
October Is Overrated, Let's Just Accept This Fact

I have never liked the month of October. I like the fall weather and the beginning of wearing sweaters in the crisp fall air, but I never associated this with the month of October.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Plight Of Being Bigger Than A D-Cup

"Big boobs are like puppies: they're fun to look at and play with, but once they're yours, you realize they're a lot of responsibility." - Katie Frankhart, Her Campus


This probably sounds like the most self-absorbed, egotistical, and frankly downright irritating white-girl problem... but there's more to this I promise.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments