I know it's completely normal to be excited for winter break but I also know that while I am here for the next month, I need to fully enjoy it because I truly do love being here. And that is why I absolutely love this quote. I need to soak up every minute of being here because it will pass so quickly.
On Wednesday night, my good friend Lauren and I sat in her room and talked for hours. It was so great to be able to just sit and talk with someone: to slow down, to reflect and to share our concerns and wishes for the future. Tonight we did the same thing. I am lucky to have a friend like Lauren that will listen to every crazy thing I say.
I am always counting down to something. Before I graduated, I couldn't wait for college. Before I moved, I was counting down the days to orientation. But I regret this. I didn't fully enjoy those last moments at home and those last few weeks of high school because I was too focused on what was to come.
And that is why this is my new motto: Wherever you are, be all there. Because the last thing I want is to wish away being in this beautiful place.
(but don't worry mom, I still am counting down the days until our annual trip to Yankee candle store to pick out our holiday scents!)