Are you appreciating your life right now?

Hi, friend. Let’s talk.

It’s my senior year of college and I’m just trying to get through the next three months. On top of that, I’m getting married in July and we’re so excited –– we can’t wait! …but waiting seems like all I’m doing right now. Just waiting for everything in my life to finally click into place.

I remember when I was finishing up high school and preparing to start college. I spent the whole year waiting in anticipation to start the new phase of my life. Now that I’m finally in college, I can’t wait until I’m done.

I like to think that after I graduate and get married, I’ll finally be settling in to everything I’ve been waiting for. But is that really true? Do we ever stop waiting for the next best thing?

The way I see it, if I don’t stop now, I’ll be spending the rest of my life waiting…and never really appreciating what I have in front of me right now.

Are you waiting for something?

In the middle of all this –– some of the most exciting moments of my life –– I’m learning to love the life I’m in now. I’m looking forward to so much, but I need to learn to appreciate life as it comes, instead of waiting for how it will be.

The reality is that there are things in my life right now that I’ll regret not appreciating. There are moments I’m just “getting through” now that I will miss later. There’s always those things in life.

I remember when I moved away from home to start college, I was so excited to be in a new place. Pretty soon, though, I realized that I missed everything about being home, even though I never thought I would. I’m sure there are things in my life right now that I’ll look back on and miss.

What can I do?

I still want to experience the excitement of waiting for the future, but I don’t want that to stop me from appreciating and loving the life I get to have right now. Nothing is perfect in life, but so much of it deserves more appreciation than I’m often willing to give.

I’m so thankful for this life I get to have –– for getting walk to my last classes ever, for experiencing the last nights in my college apartment, for seeing the world through these eyes, though I know I have so much more to see and experience.

As some things in my life are ending and others are beginning, I want to be standing in these moments and know that I’m appreciating all that they are.

Life is good when we let it be.

Let’s let it be.

• Megan

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