As people age, I believe they begin to realize just how short life really is. With a short life, there is only one way to take advantage of that: to live in the moment.
Upon our arrival to college, we are presented with a clean slate, which rarely happens in life. We are granted a fresh start; a time to take on new challenges, gain new knowledge, discover any and all vitality in this world, and break away from the past.
Last year was my freshman year, a time when I was able to acquire new insights and gain memorable experiences – many of which might not have happened had I not taken advantage of the moment I was in.
I immediately became involved with my major and identified my passion early on by writing for CM Life.
I took many chances, such as betting money behind the blackjack tables at the Soaring Eagle Casino, which I surprisingly found I had a hand for. I also discovered my favorite delivery food, Menna’s Joint. I even had the opportunity to have my first night out at the Wayside, which was quite an experience in itself.
I now know how to navigate my way around Central Michigan University. I know how to make it through the Anspach maze, what French Auditorium is, as well as the Rotunda Room. I know the hours of the Student Activity Center and the ins and outs of the Towers.
(And a little hint: If you are ever lost, just follow the railroad tracks. They’ll be your perfect guide.)
As college students, it can seem like we are always following a set path; from taking classes to planning what we will do with our lives after we graduate.
And while most of the time we have to be responsible adults, there is always time to embrace all that life has to offer.
This past year I met new people, learned new information, and, well, had one hell of a year. All because I lived in the moment and made the best out of every situation.
With classes rapidly approaching, it’s officially time to kick off a new year with a whole new mindset.
You only have one life, so why not live it to the fullest?