I often feel that I am in a constant state of “living in the future.” I believe that this is half my own fault and half the fault of our society. In schools, teachers are always preparing you for the next stage of life. I know that some of this is inevitable but I would like to think that there could be a time where I could completely live in the present. Completely be exactly who I am supposed to be right at that moment and nothing more than that.
I know that this constant “living in the future” mentality that I have is also partially my own fault. I have always looked forward to college and I am even more looking forward to my future job and future life as a wife and mother, but part of me is worried that when I will reach that time in my life, I will still be looking for more. This is the hard lesson that I am trying to come to grips with right now. I will never have my high school years left and although I have many wonderful memories from high school I wish my college-aged-self could have told my sixteen-year-old-self to LIVE IN THE MOMENT. To appreciate the place God has you at right this moment, because the fact of the matter is, you will never have those moments again.
So if you’re like me, in a constant state of looking towards the future and what’s to come-stop! Try your hardest to appreciate exactly where and what God has you doing right now. Appreciate what you have, what you’re doing, and the stage of life you’re in, because unfortunately, life does not have a “do over.”