I remember turning to my mom one day, back when I was a teenager, and saying, “It seems like this year went by so quickly!” She looked at me with that all-knowing smile and said, “It only gets faster every year.” She couldn’t have been more right. It’s a confusing thing to think about, time. What is time? Does it really even exist? Time is so relative; so subjective. Why does it seem like a day can last for years, yet a year can go by in a snap?
Over the weekend, we celebrated my cousin’s college graduation, and it really hit me that life is truly going by. Looking around at my group of cousins, it was amazing to realize that, as there used to be such a clear difference of age between us all, we can now all chat on the exact same level — although that level often tends to be filled with youthful jokes and laughter. :) We’re all growing up. We’re doing things. We’re going places. But even still, we’re all a part of each others’ lives, and I love that so much. These people mean the world to me.
This weekend was just another beautiful reminder to stay present at all times. Life is constantly changing, and we should always take the special time to appreciate it as it was, as it will be, and — most importantly — as it is.
My beautiful cousin and her adorable boyfriend.
Even this pup has grown up so much.
We always used to line up in height order when we were younger, like this:
So we decided to do it again…
…Even though the order has switched a bit. :)
What do you guys think? Does life seem like it’s going by in a flash?
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