I’m at a really weird and kinda scary place in my life.
I’m close to graduating high school, turning eighteen, and going to college. Those are major milestones and, for me, they’re occurring within three months of one another.
Totally freaking out over here.
For the most part, I’m super excited. But, everything is changing so fast.
I know what Ferris Bueller was talking about when he said:
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Sometimes, it feels like life is going a hundred miles per hour, and though I’m trying to hold on to everything as it flies around me, it all just slips through my fingers.
To be preparing to leave this stage in my life makes me want to hide in my warm, safe bed and never come out.
Anyone else? Okay, just me.
Realizing how fleeting life is, growing up, going out into the world, closing a big chapter and starting a new one—it’s all just hitting me one after another like one of those automatic machines that hurls baseballs faster than the speed of light.
If you’re having trouble accepting this new reality that has become your life, believe me: I get it. I so get it.
And you know what? I think it’s okay. I’ve come to the conclusion that we’re supposed to be a little sad about marking “past” on where we used to be in life. I’ve learned it’s normal to fear the future. We just can’t let that stop us from experiencing new things and moving ahead and feeling excited over what comes next.
One thing that’s been really comforting lately is knowing God never changes. He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever. So, wherever I’m at in life, He’s there too, and He’s the same loving God He’s always been.
My life will inevitably change, but my God never will.
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