I have been thinking about the future a lot lately. With graduation just about a month away it is really difficult to stay focused on the present. I am so excited to finally be done with college (for now) and on to the next chapter of career. This got me thinking about how we are always looking forward to the future and never truly living in the present. I know, I know this just sounds like another country song. In fact, I could probably name at least five different country songs that talk about growing up too fast or looking back at the old days… You're Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins and Don't Blink by Kenny Chesney, just some examples.
It is okay for us to look at the future because this is how we set ourselves up for success and how we create goals, but the thing is, we are constantly being asked “Where do you see yourself in five years, 10 years, etc.?”. My answer: Who knows! One of the best things about life is that it is constantly changing. There are external factors that create the change, or you can be the one to make the change.
I made a change by moving to Hawaii three years ago to go to school. Now it is time for me to leave this beautiful place I have called home and move on to my next adventure. I will miss the beaches, the crazy beautiful mountains that are noticeably filled with waterfalls each day it rains, I will miss the people and the culture whom I’ve grown to love, and above all, I will miss the memories. Memories that will truly last a lifetime.
As I sit here writing this in my favorite coffee shop in Hawaii called ‘Coffee Talk’, I am so incredibly thankful for where I have been and how far I have come. It has been a heck of a year, but I urge all of you to take a step back and enjoy the moment.
Until next time.