This past weekend my family and I traveled three hours west to Ortonville, Minnesota to celebrate my Great Grandmother’s 90th birthday. She has been through a lot in her lifetime, so it made my heart extra happy to see all of us gathered together for her on this special day. While there, I was having a chat with my Grandpa about the good old days when he said “You know, my dad always told me that time goes by so much faster as you get older.” He went on to share more wisdom, but I was stuck on that simple thought. It’s something that crosses all of our minds, but is often ignored as we go about our busy lives.
Growing up seemed to last forever. At least in my eyes it did. And now, I can’t believe I’m almost halfway through my twenties, thinking about buying a house as well as other “grown up” things. I’m not sure where the time went ( don’t we all say that?? ), but I’ve certainly become keenly aware of how I spend my days. It’s becoming less about what I think I should be doing and more about listening to my heart. We all deserve to be truthful with ourselves and define our own lives. Otherwise, life will pass you by.
SO, if you could pick anywhere to be right now, where would you go? My grandpa has a cuckoo clock in his dining room, which instantly brings me to that time + place where we all gather around their table playing cards over the holidays. We eat good food, sip on drinks, talk in weird accents, and laugh a LOT. Nothing about it is fancy, but I would give anything to be in that place right now.
Life is what you make of it. And I know that I have much to learn ( believe me – my mom tells me this all the time, ha!! ), but I’ve decided to start sharing more of my personal thoughts and life lessons right here on the blog. I love the discussion that these things can create and look forward to chatting with you all about this and that and everything in between. Sound good??