For my final blog post, I wanted to talk about reflecting on the past, being in the present moment, and looking forward to the future.
Some people say that you shouldn’t dwell on the past, and I agree with that to an extent. Overthinking about things in the past, especially negative things, bring us all down and take away from us enjoying where we are. This is something that I have learned and worked to get away from during my college years. With that being said, I believe that reflection and respect for the past is a positive act that we can all learn from.
Being in the moment is something that sound so simple, but that isn’t the case for everyone. With all of our technology today, we are constantly looking at other peoples lives, texting, calling, emailing, etc. and we sometimes forget to just be where we are and live our lives in the moment. The more time we spend doing this, the more we will enjoy your lives.
Looking forward to the unknown future is linked with so many emotions, the ones that come right to my mind are excitement, fear, thrill, anxiety, and passion. We are always thinking about what comes next, sometimes because we have to be, but similar to reflecting on our past, it is easy to get caught up in the future and it takes away from being in the present.
As I am approaching my graduation and departure from the place I consider to be home, Plymouth State University, I am flooded with emotions and memories from the past, what i’m going through right now, and thoughts about what lies ahead.
If I were to give an incoming freshman to PSU advice for the four years they will spend here, I would tell them to have respect for their past, but move on from it. To not get caught up with the future, because whatever you think lies ahead will most likely change. Lastly, and most importantly, to live in the moment, because you only have so much time at this wonderful school. Life gets crazy, especially as a college student, but don’t ever forget to live up to the cliché and stop to smell the flowers.