Time Really Does Fly

Time Really Does Fly

The trouble is, we think we have time.

The tricky thing is we all think we have time.....

But as I think back to the golden days of high school, graduations, weddings, and so on, I think of how much time has passed and how we should live in each moment and take it all in.

I think of the times where certain people weren't a part of my life and how things were different, and it makes me question where I would be if I had never met them.

I think of past relationships I use to have with certain family members and how things have changed and are different now, to where we don't speak to each other.

I think of friendships I've had and still have with people, and of all the fun times, heartbreaks, fights, and times we've shared together that make each and every one of our friendships unique.

I think of when my nephew and nieces were born and how they've grown to be such smart, great kids.

I think of when my brothers were scared of me because I was a crazy four-year-old and they never wanted to be home alone with me.

I think of my Grandpa who passed away a few years ago; the time I spent with him really taught me so much about life and how to be a kind, genuine person.

I think of the time I got in a critical accident and had to get four surgeries done that left me with two six-inch scars.

I think of the time when my parents were getting divorced and it honestly turned out for the best because they both met and remarried great people who love me and support me in everything I do.

On a personal note, I think we really do, as people, have to take every moment in, because you never know what tomorrow brings. In this past week, I've really learned that time is precious. Life can change in an instant, and the problem and habit we have as people is we think we have time to waste; but instead, I realize now we only have time to chase.

I've reconnected with high school friends and family members because I think it's important to connect with them and spend a moment with them. I mean, in reality, something terrible or unexpected could happen and you might not ever get that time back.

Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters; it's something we think we have a lot of, but the truth is that life is too short, so live in every moment.

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To The Girl Who Isn't Graduating On Time, It Won't Feel Any Less Amazing When You Do

Graduating is something to be proud of no matter how long it takes you.


To the girl who isn't graduating college "on time,"

I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

Don't question yourself, and be confident in your abilities.

With love,

A girl who isn't graduating on time

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Goodbye School, Hello Real World

I'm ready for ya!


It's starting to hit me.

I've been in school, year after year, since kindergarten. Maybe even pre-school!

Now, I'm about to graduate with my bachelors in communication and I couldn't be more proud of myself. I'll say it. I often sugarcoat it or suppress it but d*mn it. I'm going to applaud myself. It was hard work. It took a lot of motivation, determination, (caffeine), and willpower to get to where I am today. I worked my ass off.

That being said, I can't help but think... What is life without due dates? What is life like without scrambling to turn in an assignment that's due at 11:59 PM? What is life like with actual sleep? Sleep? I don't know her.

Like I keep telling my boyfriend and my parents, I don't have it all figured out. At least not right now. But I will, and I'm in no rush to land my dream job right now. If anything, I want to take a year to myself. I want to travel. I want to sleep in if I d*mn well please! I want to read as many books as I want. I want to write till my fingers fall off (OK, maybe not that).

You get the jist.

I'm free. I can do and be whatever I want. And you know what? That's terrifying.

I'm lost. I've followed this structure for so long. Now what?

I don't have all the answers yet. But for now, at least right at this very moment, I'm so thankful to have been able to receive such an amazing education. And to be able to say I'm graduating with my bachelors in communication at 21 is an accomplishment in itself.

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