Since the second semester of my sophomore year has already started, I would like to remind myself today to slow down. It’s said a million times in our lifetimes, “It’ll come faster than you think”. When we graduate, when we start our careers, when we start a family, when they grow up- all of it flashes by. However, we fail to take everyone’s advice until it’s too late.
Really though, sometimes I have to remind myself to slow my days down (as if that’s even possible). Don’t pack in hours of meetings, homework, and meet-ups with friends every minute of every day. It’s almost like time gets away from us. I have the whole day ahead of me– is what I start the day saying. Yet I find myself hunched over books, tea, and my keyboard by 8 o’clock frivolously working until midnight before I know it.
How do we get away from it all? Can we? That’s a question I feel I’ll never be able to answer. Worse yet, I fear it will grow to be a worse problem once my career starts. Everything else controls my time, except me. How? Well, commitments are becoming all too mandatory. We’re required as human beings to prepare, socialize, and excel based on our commitments.
I say it’s time to slow it down awhile. I blinked and three years have fleeted from my very eyes. My advice today to you and myself: Let your moments take plenty of time, and slow your schedules down. You’ll remember what you enjoyed, not what passed you by.