Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Ticking Time

Lately time has been moving so swiftly, the hands on the clock seem to continuously spin round and round without ever stopping. Before my unbelieving eyes I have finished high school and am getting ready to move away from the one place that I have called home for my entire life. It's sort of terrifying. My biggest fear has always been growing up, I have no problem with the responsibility it takes to be an adult but I have always disliked the idea of getting older, leaving childhood, my home, and people who mean the world to me behind.

 I am also beginning to understand that the real beauty of time is that nothing lasts forever, everything is constantly changing and nothing ever happens twice. There are somethings that I want to last longer than they do, but over the past few weeks I have come to realize that there is nothing special in things that last forever. With time always ticking we are able to recognize how lucky we are for what we have in any given moment and revel in that time. So like the quote above says, "The good news - nothing lasts forever. The bad news - nothing lasts forever." 

Even though I sobbed before lining up for graduation just two weeks ago I am now feeling so much better about this next chapter in my life. I am headed off to college in the mountains of Virginia, and I can't wait to see what sort of adventures await me there. Its hard to see things as they really are until they are staring you right in the face, but once you take on whatever bumps get in your way, change can and will bring wonderful things. 

- S

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