Tonight I was at my best friend’s 16th birthday party and I couldn’t help but think how quickly the passes by. I have known this girl since kindergarten and it is crazy to think how far we have come. When I was younger I couldn’t wait to turn 16, and now that I am and all of my friends around me are, it isn’t as I imagined it to be. When I was little, I always wanted to be older, but now I wish I was still a kid. I used to admire older girls with their makeup and cute clothes and now that I am the same age that those girls once were, it doesn’t feel the way I expected it to. There are incredible amounts of stress and expectations that I didn’t know came along with growing up. If I knew then what I know now, I would have cherished the moments as a kid a little more. There are many perks of being a teenager though, and I love being the age I am, I want to stay young forever.
There is nothing we can do about how quickly time passes, but we can live in the moment and try to spend every moment like it is our last.
(cc-by-Maurits Verbiest )