Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Life on Rewind

Transformation Tuesday
Way Back Wednesday
Throwback Thursday
Flashback Friday

We are OBSESSED with the past. Half the stories we tell start with "remember that time..." or "back when I was in college..." or "when I was a kid..." we love the past. and I admit, I am no different. I've participated in the "throwback Thursday" train many of times.
left: halloween circa 1998. top right: my favorite Instagram #tbt middle right: #tbt from this summer bottom right: #tbt to my 21st. I got real rowdy with my mom :)
I've even been one to make a transformation Tuesday collage with my best friend and fellow blogger Kailagh Anne.
She might just kill me for this picture...
While its fun to look back at these pictures and laugh at old memories, there's something I've never really understood: if we're so in love with the past, why do we always wish away the present in hopes for the future?
I'm gonna get a little cliche here, so bare with me, but why do we always obsess about a different time than what we're in? I love the quote, "Yesterday is history, tomorrow's a mystery, and today is a gift, that's why its called the present." I think we all need to start thinking like this. (and maybe I need to take my own advice) But no matter how much you dwell on the past, you can't change it; what's done is done. And as for tomorrow, who knows what it will bring, but if you're always focused on tomorrows, you'll eventually run out and realize that tomorrow never actually came. 
I love looking back at memories and laughing or crying at different places I've been or people I've met or things I've done, but you can't spend your life wishing those days away. 
Life is short, embrace it. 

PS here's a little transformation Tuesday that honestly had me in stitches, I thought it was so clever: