Live Each Day To It’s Fullest

Greyson - Lindsborg, Kansas
Entered on November 20, 2009
Age Group: Under 18

When I think back on the 16 years that I have been alive, it is hard to believe how fast they’ve gone. At the time it doesn’t seem like it goes by that fast until I really think how short my childhood has been.

I have learned that I should live each day to its fullest because you never know what the next day will bring and you don’t realize how fast life goes. For example, when my sister was in a bad car accident, it really made me aware of how different things would have been if she hadn’t survived it.

Remembering back to when I was younger, I always wanted to be older. I couldn’t wait until I was like my older sister and her friends. Seeing them do whatever the wanted and be able to stay out late and drive just seemed like so much fun. Now that I have reached that age, it really isn’t any more special than it was when I was young. Sure being older has its advantages, but so did being young.

Today I have to go to sports practices, have a lot of homework, and have much more stress. Being young I didn’t have to go to practice after school, homework was easy, and I was stress free. Now that I am at the age I used to always want to be, I want to go back to my younger days and relive them.

Although I am excited for my future, I don’t want my high school life to be over. To me, it’s hard to believe that I am already a sophomore. It doesn’t seem like I have even started high school yet. I’m afraid that high school will go too fast and I will end up regretting the fact that I was excited for it to be over. Not only did I always wish for life to go faster when I was young, but also now. I can’t wait until the day I am married and have a family, but sometimes I forget that some of the best days of people’s lives are their high school ones.

Throughout the past I have always wanted the future to come sooner, but now that I have regretted wanting it to, I have learned not to wish for my days to go fast because before I know it, they will be gone.