This always leads to the thought ‘before you know it, it will be over.’ This can be applied to anything. Driving home from school, a long and hard workout, staying home sick or writing an essay. This can also be applied to high school.
Freshman year seems like a billion years ago, while at the same time it feels like a day ago. Sophomore year feels the same way. Despite the difference in years, they blur together as just one big past.
And right around the corner comes junior year. The year you become an upperclassman and have tons of friends, the year you are involved with school and homework is loaded upon you.
But before you know it, it will be over. Before you know it, it will be summer again. Before you know it, you will be sitting in this exact same spot thinking these thoughts about Senior year starting in two weeks.
It doesn’t stop there. Then it will be Freshman year in college, and graduate school and then, before you know it, you will be sitting here thinking about how you are getting married the next day.
Time flies by, but once it passes it loses its distinction. The sleepover I had with a close friend two days ago seems just as long ago as the sleepover I had with my best friend in seventh grade.
It is easy to completely lose your mind constantly thinking about ‘before you know it, it will be over,’ but it is also important. As I am coming to the end of my teenage years, the end of highschool and the end of living in Iowa City, I must start focusing on the now. The present. Yes, don’t get me wrong, the future is important and it is helpful to have a plan, but to take time and focus on the now, that can help so much more.
The end of my beginning is nearing, so I need to look around and live in the moment, because before I know it, it will be over.