One of the most prominent feelings that I can remember in high school, was the exact moment that it ended. We swore that we wouldn't make it out alive, and, that those days never had to end.
But then they did.
Now, I am in college, and it seems like I'm never going to get out of here either. I'm never going to graduate, but then that day will come, and I will be just as awe-struck, that again, the world kept turning, and it kept going somewhere, because the world doesn't stop for anyone.
The hardest part with realizing this, becomes the fact that once you finally reach the beginnings you've been waiting for, it's going to eventually come to an end, but it's what you do with the middle that matters.
All of life is just one big middle, and if we spend the whole time waiting and wanting to get to the end, we miss the best part. It's like eating an oreo, and skipping the delicious cream filled center because you know the chocolate covered ends will get eaten eventually.
Lately, I've been struggling with the middle. What do I do with it? How do I enjoy it? Or the better question, what makes today special? It's not always easy to answer these questions, because the every day always seems so mundane. Wake up, get ready, go to class, go to work, do homework, go to bed, and do it all over again the next day. It's not like everyday can have a Beyonce concert at the end of it, but sometimes we wish it were that way, huh? But if we really thought about it, if every day was that special, then none of them would be.
Honestly, every single day is that special, because we get to wake up, and do you know how many people would kill to just wake up? Each day we wake up, we get to drink our favorite cup of coffee, and on the way to work or school, we can listen to our favorite song, and at night, we get to be in our favorite place, home.
So many things that happen in the everyday routine of the mundane, are so special, but we don't realize it because we do it every day. Imagine taking ten seconds out of every morning to appreciate your favorite breakfast cereal. It doesn’t take that much work to do, but it has the power to change your whole mindset.
You see, the middle is the best part. We just take it for granted because we get to have the best part of life, which is living, that we get to do everyday. It's so important not to wish we could fast forward to the end, or the part we've been waiting for. All we do then, is miss all the moments that got us to the important moments in the first place. Without the middle, we wouldn't amount to much, so we should stop wasting it away, and try and make something of it anyways, because the middle matters people, just like you do. Your everyday routines matter to everyone else too.
Milestones aren't the only thing that keep us going, because once we reach them we start chasing for something else to live for, and while the milestones are important, we technically have the capability to make everyday a milestone, and that's a really beautiful thing.
So enjoy your middle today.
To express, explain, and exclaim the lessons life continually throws at me, and my take on how to deal.