When I turn on the TV and look at celebrities who flaunt their fame and fortune, I wonder what their lives are really like. It seems like everywhere I turn, everyone is so focused on making money, on who has the most stuff and how they can get more stuff. Sure, I’m about to be a university graduate and the main reason I went to university was to make money, hopefully lots of it but in the last few years I have changed my outlook on that goal. When I was in first year university I lost my Mom, 14 year old sister and 18 month old baby sister in a car accident. It has taken me a long time to be able to talk about what I went through and how it has affected me, but it seems like ever since that day I have been saying out loud a lot “you can’t take it with you”, meaning there are more important things in life. I believe my life goals should be more focused on making every day count and not striving to have lots of money or things because when I leave this world I don’t see the point of spending all that time on accumulating stuff that I will only leave behind. What matters to me most is not having the latest gadget or brand name clothes (which is kind of funny to me because I am a marketing major), but spending time with my friends and family and treating myself every now and then. Having memories and making memories to me is so much more important than it ever was before, and things like working my way through my Mom’s handwritten recipe book or finding old jewelry my very creative sister made out of buttons is more than its weight in gold to me. I believe that you can’t take it with you, but if you stop and take the time to take in your surroundings and be blessed with the things you do have, than you will see the world in a different and more fulfilling light.