"You treat life like a picture
But it's not a moment frozen in time
It's not gonna wait
'til you make up your mind, at all"
I was just thinking about how true that is. Is it just because we're still so young? Or will it always be this way? Will life always move this quickly? Just think about how much life has changed in the last 5 years...in my close group of friends alone, some of us have gotten married, some of us have moved all around the country (some a few times), some of us have taken jobs, changed jobs (also some a few times), we've had nieces and nephews be born, and some of us are even starting to think about kids (I am not in that group, I will sit on a couch and make eye contact with your baby but that's about as far as it goes).
We were all in such similar life situations when we were in college together. The details may have varied greatly, but the big picture items, the bolded items in our biographies, were about the same. Born within a couple of years of each other. Chose the same college. Chose the same sorority. Now we're scattered all over the place.
I didn't appreciate it then. I loved it, don't get me wrong, but I feel that if I had known then what I know how - how hard it is to find another group of people like that, how rare the gift of living within a floor of almost all of your best friends at once is - maybe I wouldn't have slept until 10 everyday. There were some choices I definitely would have made differently...my priorities would have shifted. I look back now and I appreciate it more, and I wonder if there will be a time in my life where I look back at where I am now and feel the same way. And I wonder - if so, what should I be doing now to make the most of this time?
Shouldn't we always feel this way? Always wonder how we can squeeze all the juice out of life?
Am I the only one who gets tired thinking about that? Just food for thought...