Growing up, it is more than easy to get in the habit of wanting to, well, grow up. We start at a young age saying "Mom, I'm not a kid anymore I'm __!" All we want to do is grow up. We want to drive, vote, go to college, move out on our own... We are always in a rush, ready to do the next thing. But, to be honest, the older I get, the younger I realize I am. I'm 21-years-old, and man do I have so much time left! I don't want to continue wishing me days away, waiting for next week, next month, just another year... I just want to enjoy what is here and now before I realize how much time I've wasted just waiting.
There is so much to enjoy in this life, so many little things every single day to live in the moment for. I want to learn everything I can possibly learn from every situation I encounter. I want to meet as many people I can, and leave an imprint on their lives, no matter how large or small. If I see a shirt I think is cute, I'm going to tell the wearer. If I like someone's haircut, I'm gonna let them know. I want to brighten as many days and lives as possible.
There is no point in wasting time being upset, impatient, or otherwise unhappy with life. The sooner we all decide to live our lives for truly living, the world will be a much more peaceful place to live said life in. So, I challenge you. No matter your age, realize how young you are, and how much time you truly have. Compliment as many people as you can. Experience everything. Don't waste a single moment waiting for the next.