One time my friend told me that time doesn't go fast or slow, it just goes.
Well, I do not believe that for one second. Time is always going fast or slow. I have never lived one day, week or year, looked back and thought, 'yep, that was just as long as it was supposed to be.'
Lately, time seems to be getting away from me. It always goes so much faster than expected and, for the first time in a year and a half, I wish more than anything that it could slow down. Ever since a certain someone left me, I've just been working to live my life so that the time would go by as quickly as possible. Well, I was successful, that's for sure. I love my life so much. I love the people that I get to spend my time with, I love living where I do, I love learning the lessons I'm learning. Most of all I love getting to spend time with Reed. And even though I am so, SO excited for the next adventures in my life, I just can't help but feeling sad that this is ending soon. Don't get me wrong, it is hard. I mean really hard. But Heavenly Father sent me here and he has made it so enjoyable for me and I want it to last as long as possible. I'm having a hard time grasping the idea that this is all going to end and probably before I want it to.
Good thing I have a very wise daddy. Morning drives to school were always a good opportunity for my dad to give me life lessons because I was usually too tired to comment and he could just tell me what he wanted to. It was also a time when he got to listen to any music that he wanted because it was his truck. These two factors combined turned into a little diddy about Jack and Diane, if you know what I mean. After dad hummed along for a while he turned to me and said, "You know, Haley, I really love this song. It's just that I don't like the lyrics"
I insert little comments every now and then so he knows I'm listening, "Why is that, Dad?"
"Because it's not true. When you're sixteen, life can be pretty great, but trust me, it only gets better."
Obviously this couldn't be true because I was seventeen and life was actually getting harder. But, even if I don't believe him at first, Dad will be right eventually (it's some freaky law of nature).
So! Because I can't control time and as long as I'm doing fun things, it will probably continue to go faster than I want, I'm just going to have to enjoy it while I can. I'll remember that as much as I love this step, Heavenly Father has something even better for me up His sleeve. I just have to trust Him and enjoy the ride! Here's to life getting better!