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Time is an Enigma

But so are humans.

Time is an Enigma


It's different for each and every single person on this earth. Some of us are blessed with plenty while others time has been cut short. While each day passes in the blink of an eye, we continue to go bed at night and wake up and do the same thing we did yesterday. None of us know when our days will end, yet most of us rush through our days to meet certain "deadlines" in our lives.

For example, I am graduating from my dream school a half a semester early than everyone else my age. My best friend is graduating in the standard 4 years, and one of our very good friends is in their late twenties still working on graduating with a bachelor's degree. So, while most people say you have to graduate in 4 years not everyone follows that time frame.

In fact, no one follows the same time frame at all.

When my grandparents were 19, they got married. When I was 19, I was interning for a Congressman, working a part-time job and going to school. When Mark Zuckerberg was 19, he dropped out of Harvard to build the empire that is now known as Facebook. When Alexander the Great was 19 he had already conquered multiple countries.

Ann Frank only had 15 years on this earth while Sarah from the Bible had her first child at 90 years old.

Jesus performed his first miracle at 30 years old, Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 when he painted the Mona Lisa, and Alexander Hamilton became George Washington's right-hand man at 22.

Yes, I know this is all a bit overwhelming. By showing you this I want you to know that you don't have to be anything specific at a certain time in your life. As seen by the examples, everyone follows a different blueprint in life. So if you are feeling you're not at the place you imagined yourself at know you're not a minute behind schedule. Sometimes we focus so much on the future that we forget to reflect on the past and appreciate the present. Look how far you have come already in your life, just imagine all the new adventures you'll have in the future!

While most of us wish days away in hopes of a brighter tomorrow, appreciate the present moments both big and small. Remember life isn't about waiting for the perfect day as there are few and they are spaced out most of the time. Life is about accepting the bad days and learning from them while also rejoicing in the amazing days. Go out and make the most of your life today. You never know how many more days you have to stop living for the timeline and live in the moment. Everything will fall into place and will happen at just the right time.

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