Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Finally, a post!

Hello everyone! I know it's been forever since I have written anything, sorry, you know how life gets. And the last blog I wrote was so depressing, so sorry for leaving on that note ha ha! So here I am, sitting in the Library on campus, and I have a few minutes before my next class, so I wanted to just write a little post. Wow, if I can concentrate...this girl sitting next to me is munching on some celery, and I don't think I have ever heard anyone eat celery so loud! I wonder when she will run out of stocks...she just keeps pulling them out of her back pack! Ha ha, sidetracked, sorry about that one. Anyways, Saturday was mine and Trevor's one year anniversary. I can't believe how fast time has gone by! It seems like yesterday we were engaged and making the wedding plans, and now it has already been a year that we have been married. And what a fun, happy year it has been. I seriously have the best husband on earth, he is the perfect guy for me. I consider myself very lucky to have ended up with such a catch. I love you Trev! Lately I have been thinking a lot about time and our lives, how quick it all goes. I can remember looking at the upper classmen in high school graduating and thinking to myself, that will never be me, it will never come. But it did. I can remember watching all my friends start to get married and me thinking, is it really that time? Are we really that old to actually be getting married? Obviously, we were. I can remember taking my engagement pictures with Trevor thinking oh my gosh, this is the guy I am going to be with forever! I am getting married! Now all my friends are having babies, my sister has a baby, my sister in laws have babies (no this is not a hint, we are not expecting) and I am thinking, wow, that is going to be us someday. It is just unreal how fast life goes, and I must admit, I have been taking it all for granted. I just get up, go to school, go to work, do homework, make sure the house is clean and dinner is made, just go through the daily grind to get through the day. And lately, it's been taking it's toll. I don't want to live like that, life is too awesome to live like that. I want to make each day count, really live life and enjoy it. Because before you know it, time has past you by and you look around wondering where you have been. So I am challenging myself, and you, if you have been doing the same thing I have, to stop and slow down. I know the prophet has told us this many times, and for good reason. Our lives are so busy, just slow down and enjoy the ride. Make time for the things that really count. Family, friends, faith, that is what really makes us who we are and brings us true happiness during our lives. So that is my soap box post, I will come down now, celery girl is really getting on my last nerve anyway. Yes, she is still munching on celery, loud as ever! But anyway, I wish you all happiness and joy in your life, and slow it down, enjoy every minute you have. I am going to start trying harder to do that, I know it's really important. I got class, have a great day!


Analeis Paul said...

Thanks for posting that. I've been thinking the same thing for a few weeks now, and I don't think I could have said it as eloquently as you have!
I think everyone needs to take stock in what they have, and really appreciate the good times. We're young, and alive, and I for one am happy to be that way! Carpe diem!

Michael & Mindy said...

I love this. I have been thinking about the same thing since our baby was born. I just want to enjoy every single second with him! I've been trying really hard not to just watch TV or blog all day since I am home. Instead, I try to just hold my little guy and focus on him. And I'm really trying not to wish any time away. The other day Michael and I were saying that we are excited for when he'll look at us and focus and laugh and whatever. Then I told Michael that I'm excited for that, but I don't want to wish this precious newborn time away!

anyway, not that you care about all that, but I feel ya on this post! I love you, Afton! I'm so sad we never get to see each other! And I canNOT believe you've been married a year. HOly CRAP!

Kim Call said...

Wise words, dear Afton. And one day you'll be your parents and, wow!, it will all mean everything. I wouldn't trade any of the moments I have had in this life, even if I took them for granted at the time. The journey has meant everything. Love you guys!

Erin said...

Amen to that girl. I've been thinking about you guys and wondering if you've enjoyed year 1? How much left in school? When do you want to go on a couples cruise? Maybe we can celebrate our 2nd anniversaries together on a cruise? But with our school spring breaks at different times, we might have to wait till the summer... Just let me know! Love you!