By Bianca Lewis
Lately, I have been thinking a lot about how quickly time seems to fly. Of course, there is the cliché phrase, "time flies when you are having fun." But then again I always find myself thinking about how everybody continues getting older, and how time cannot be reversed. These odd thoughts almost seem to haunt me as I think about how I will never be as young as I am in this moment, but at the same time, I am the oldest I have ever been.
I see people around me getting older, and I am right there with them. It seems like just a little bit ago, I was in elementary school, a young girl with not much to worry about. I remember when I didn't know the difference between a sophomore and a junior in high school, and here I am, about to end my freshman year of high school, and enter my sophomore year. In just 3 short years, I will be on my way to college. And after college... That is what scares me the most. Because once I am finished with my education, I will be on my own; out in the world, as an adult. Sometimes I wish I could remain a student forever, and not have to reach the point where I will no longer be as dependent on people, as people will be dependent on me.
And to think that time is relative. In relation to physics, this applies to the theory of relativity, but at the same time, the time we spend in our lives is relative to how we view the time spent. Has time really gone by that quickly? When you think about years that have passed, in some ways it can seem like a short time, but at the same time, a year is made of 365 days, with each day filled with 24 hours. This is quite simply, a concept that I just cannot put into words.
There is nothing that can be done about the passing of time, except to soak in every single second of each and every day, and truly enjoy it; to discover something new and amazing at least once a day. Instead of always looking forward to the next big event and counting down until that day to do something incredible, start living more in the 'in-between days', that come before and after the big events. Don't just float through life but define your purposes and fall in love with everything you do.
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