The Little Things

Busyness. If you’re in high school, you likely know very well what this word means. I know I do. A typical week in my life consists of homework, working on projects (AKA, my future careers in writing and songwriting), classes, voice lessons, and practicing my lines for the play that my theater class is doing. Simply watching a half hour sitcom has honestly become sort of a luxury for me. I’m not the only one amongst my friends who is busy. I have a couple of friends who are duel enrolling who seem even busier than me.

Not to mention the future. I’m at a stage in life where adulthood seems closer than ever. Questions often run through my mind concerning how I’ll balance everything, and if I’ll ever get to the place that I hope to be. Not to mention concerns about college and driving on main highways.

I think it’s easy to get got up in busyness and worry (For me, anyways). Nonetheless, lately I’ve been learning to focus on the little things in life. Someday, as an adult, I’m going to look back on my teenage years. I want to be able to say that I enjoyed those days and lived them to the fullest, not that I sat around worrying about tasks and the future. Admittedly, I haven’t always been successful at appreciating the little things (even as I write this), but I’d like to try to do better. Because, as exciting as the future is, I’m also in a pretty cool stage of life right now. I don’t want to miss it. If you’re going through business and worry about the future, I encourage you to take a step back, breathe, and enjoy your life right here, and right now. I’m not telling to not focus on goals, projects, and the future. Those things are definitely important. I’m only saying that it’s important that we don’t focus so heavily on those things that anxiety swallows us whole. Each day, we’re living in a period of time that we can never get back, so let’s enjoy the time that we’re given. 🙂

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