Friday, September 5, 2008
You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back...
In case you are wondering, those are the lyrics to a country song and NO, it's not about love lost. It's about getting older and (in a way) wishing your life away.
I have heard it a dozen times but for some reason my wheels started turned when it came on yesterday.
I remember being younger (even just a few years ago) and not being able to wait for the next major changes in my life. Things like: going to college, graduating, finding a career, getting married, buying a home. All of these things turn the page to reveal the next chapter of your life. I don't regret moving forward with my life by any means but I have noticed that I have a tendency to want to put 'major changes' off lately.
I'm not the only one who does this. For some reason, people think that putting these major things off will keep you from getting older. Well, I've got news for everyone (including me). It doesn't matter if you put it off. The world keeps spinning, you get older and you can wait too long.
So, I would like to take a moment to say this: Don't rush through your life moving from one major event to another...you need to take time to 'smell the roses' (if you will). But don't forget that stopping for too long reduces the number of roses you have the opportunity to smell. You have to find your balance.
Personally, I want to smell as many roses as I can before my journey through the metaphorical garden is over.