“The trouble is, you think you have time.”
How many times do you decide upon doing something and then catch yourself and say, “later,” or, “after college,” or “when I have time?” I cannot count how many times I’ve pinned something on Pinterest about travel and thought to myself, “this would be so fun to do, sometime in the future.” When in the future? Five years from now? Ten? Twenty? This might clash a little with my post about giving my future up to God, but this quote has a true ring to it that can’t be ignored.
It’s preaching spontaneity to me. It’s proclaiming the importance of experience. It’s teaching us to stop putting things off and to be mindful of our time. Most of all, it’s a simple and necessary reminder that life is short. We need to get busy living, people! Memories are made from unforgettable moments shared between friends that often take place on adventures. I’m not saying they can’t happen in the most mundane places, too, but honestly, how often do stories start out with, “I was going through the usual motions of my day and following my typical routine when…”
We don’t have the time we think we do. I only have three and a half more years of college, then what? Maybe a demanding job, a family, a house and pets? This is why we’ve got to make the most of this season of life: we’ll never get it back. Live in this moment. Take in the little things around you. Planning for the future might be assuring, but it’s also stressful, and you’re probably never going to be spot on with your plans. Ever. Ariana said it perfectly, “Today is the only reality we can live in. We have to make it count.”
Make today count. Make this season count. Make your time count.