When "things" start to become real
Friday, July 12, 2013
So the picture above was the only picture I could find of myself looking surprised. I took it yesterday during all the storms here in Ohio. The look on Trigger's face is a look of pure panic.
Things have been really surprising me lately. I've been surprised by the cost of moving out on your own, the effort it takes to gather 120+ addressed for save the dates, how worked up my little furbaby can get himself during a storm. It's crazy, really.
Something else that's currently blowing my mind is when things that are really only in your mind become real. Try to follow me here, my brain is having trouble explaining it. Take for example moving out. It's been a "thing" in my head for months now. Where would we live? Would we buy or rent? How much would it cost? etc. Now we are simply waiting for a phone call to let us know our apartment renovations are done. Realizing this was like hitting a brick wall: it's real now. I'm really moving. We really found a place to live. I really need to get these save the dates ready. We're really getting married in 7 months.
Time is flying. I remember when we got engaged we had two year and two months to go. Now we're down to seven and my mind is blown. What have I been doing this whole time? I'd like to think I could tell you what I've been doing for a year and a half, but other than going to school, being in one of my best friend's weddings and a few trips here and there, I can't account for much of that time.
And that scares me.
I want to milk every second of every day I have here on earth for all it's worth. When my day comes, I want to stand before God and say "I used every ounce of what you gave me to my fullest potential."
I certainly haven't been doing that lately, and that needs to change ASAP. I need to cherish our engagement, cherish the time with my family and friends, cherish the awesome education I'm getting.
Why so deep today? I couldn't tell ya. All I know is time is flying, things in my head are real things now and I've been taking life in general for granted.
Here's to a new day and being thankful for time, people and things.