Maybe it’s because I’m a little homesick. Maybe it’s because I’m going on vacation with 3 of my best girls friends in 2 weeks. Maybe it’s because the sense of “adulthood” is really sinking in these days. Or maybe it’s just because the “good ol’ days” will always have a special place in my heart.
What ever the case may be, I’ve been reminiscing on my younger years a lot lately. Although I’m only 25, the younger years I’m referring to are junior high, high school, and college days. I had so much fun in these years of my life and things are so different now, that I can’t help but think about all the time I spent with all my friends and family and how I didn’t even realize how “simple” life was. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with my life and where I’m at right now. I don’t wish to go back to those days, I just miss how much time I got to spend with the people I love. I have some of the most amazing friends and family and I feel as though I don’t get to see them as much as I’d like to. Of course, living 3 hours away from all of them doesn’t help much. I’m sure if I lived in the same city, I would see them a lot more often than I do now! That was one of the sacrifices I had to make in order to start my career and a life of my own. Unfortunately, sometimes we have to make these sort of tough decisions.
Some of my best memories growing up (whether it was from 1-21) were spending time with my friends and family. I love surrounding myself with good people. I’ve learned to really appreciate the time I have with the people I love, even if it’s just a phone call. When you spend so much time with certain people, you may take for granted the time you have with them. However, it’s nice to step back and look at your life every now and then. Think about how much these people mean to you and let them know. One of the most important things we can do for the people we care about is tell them how much they mean to us. If you’re thinking about someone, even if you haven’t talked to them in a while…. call them! I’m sure they’ll be just as glad to hear from you and you are to hear from them!
Now that I don’t get to see my family and friends as often as I would like, I really look forward to the time I spend with them. I’m looking forward to going home for Easter and just being around my family. I’m also looking forward to spending 4 days with my girls friends where we don’t have to worry about anything but catching a flight home Monday morning. Even though we all have crazy schedules and we’re all living in different cities, it is important to make time for each other.
I’ve always had a pretty big place in my heart for family and friends. I tend to get homesick easily and I could talk on the phone for hours with every one of them! When the day comes that you realize you have begun your own life and you will soon start your own family, you start to realize what’s really important in life. It’s not about what outfit you wore or how much money you make. It’s about cherishing the time with the ones you love and letting them know just how much they mean to you.
Always squeeze a little harder when you’re giving your sister or brother a hug, give your dad an extra kiss on the cheek and tell your mom you don’t know what you’d do without her guidance & advice!
Every one of my family members is one of my best friends and every one of my best friends is a family member.