Well, I’m officially guilty of not blogging in well over a month.

In my defense, I have been extremely busy. I can’t believe in just one short month, my life has changed so drastically. Fortunately though, I believe they have been good changes.

For one, I can’t believe I’m officially a high school graduate. How did four years fly by so fast? I’d get all emotional and stuff about graduating, but I’m well past that step. Been there, done that. It was an incredible experience to graduate in Lucas Oil Stadium with 700 of my fellow graduates and my graduation open house was even more of a reminder of how many amazing friends and family I have in my life.

Besides, I can’t wait for the next chapter in my life. I know that Ball State has so much to offer me, and orientation last week only got me more excited to find out what God has in store for me in the next four years. There are so many things I’d like to get involved with while at Ball State, and I’m looking forward to seeing myself grow through those programs.

However, there is one important thing I’d like to keep in mind while I spend my next four years in Muncie, Indiana. Something that’s a little different than the mindset I’ve had while in high school.

I’m going to try my hardest to enjoy and live in every moment, instead of looking back in the past, or even looking forward to the future. The past–good or bad–can’t be relived. And the future–while exciting–while come when it comes. I believe I’ve spent so many years of high school looking forward to college that I perhaps missed out on enjoying being a teenager. Now that I only have one year left of teenagehood, part of me regrets allowing it to fly past so quickly.

So while changes can be scary, I know that they’re also an exciting part of life. In the moments when I’m most scared about the unforseen future, however, I turn to my favorite Bible verse, “I can do all things through Christ who Strenghthens me” -Phillipians 4:13. While I’ve probably quoted that verse numerous times on this blog, there’s never been a piece of scripture like that that has spoken to me more, or been more relevant in my life.

Who would want to live a life that never changed, after all?

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