Serving You: from I had to have coffee at 5pm today
Ya know the song bartenders play when it’s 2 am and there is still the one couple that are yapping away and have already been sitting at that high top table for far too many hours. As I wrap up my college career a lot of different emotions hit you all at once. You feel relieved, excited, and curious but also reminiscing on all of the good times makes you sad a chapter has to close so soon. I found myself in January not being able to wait until May and now I could use time to slow down just a little bit! While I am the Wunder Woman I still can’t control the speed of life (I know crazy news) but I can control knowing that I don’t get to pick when we speed up and slow down time. My boyfriend told me several years ago to NEVER WISH AWAY TIME, and while all of you are thinking ummm duh, I didn’t really apply that concept to my life. I was always so excited for what was next that I was virtually wishing away the in between by not enjoying it. Even when you’re in one of those “average” phases, it doesn’t hurt to find what you like about that time and really enjoy it. While it seems average now, those things will become something unique to that stage of your life. Now wishing time would slow down… cue John Mayer’s “Stop This Train”… where we all learn that there is no stopping the train. I admit, I listened to this song after high school graduation and sobbed in my car all of the way home. But really that sobbing comes from a place of being so grateful of what an amazing chapter that was, all good things come to an end (another song hah) but that is only to allow new good things to surface.
It’s especially tricky to live in the present when there are so many thoughts and emotions circling around your head but all you can do is put blinders on to what’s after graduation and enjoy every moment of your “lasts”.