As I sat down to write this week, with the ever-so dreadful “Writer’s Block” set in. Instead of having a plan, I let the week take control and lead me to a topic. As a control freak, it was tough to “let go” and not completely take over the situation. However, I am happy to report that I stayed true to my word and finally found my topic.
While scrolling through my Twitter feed, I came across a tweet from one of my favorite accounts, Power of Positivity, “Without naming the film, what is one quote that gives it away?” Game on! I consider myself to be a “movie buff.” As far as quotes go, there are thousands to pick from, so I thought I would submit two. One was a huge hit, and the other not so much. The first, which was not as popular, was the classic “No, I am your father.” It was only the biggest cinematic reveal of ALL time, but it’s cool, whatever, people! 🙂
I chose a quote from my favorite 80s movie for my final tweet. I will give you a hint, Cue “Oh Yeah” by Yello. For those unfamiliar, it is from the 1980s John Hughes classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. If you have not seen this movie, we highly encourage a watch party for you this weekend. In his senior year, Ferris Bueller decides to go for his ninth sick day and convince everyone he is sick to the point that they created a “Save Ferris” fund. He grabs a couple of pals, heads to downtown Chicago in a Ferrari, and even headlines a parade! The story’s moral is to “Seize The Day”; however, I think Ferris puts it better: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop looking around once in a while, you could miss it.”
I love that quote because while it is a bit cheesy, the sentiment holds. Life does move fast, and it is easy to get caught up in the details and forget to take a step back to appreciate it all. There are specific points in our Life where we are a bit more aware of that than others. One of those times, at least for me, was my senior year of high school. What a time of Life, you are just beginning to spread your wings and start your “adult” life. It is also a very reflective period of your Life as your look back on your 12 years as a student. As you pack up your car and say your last goodbyes, you begin a different chapter. Don’t let us fool you; college flies by just as fast, if not faster. No matter where you are on your journey in Life, remember to stop and smell the roses. Enjoy the ride because it sure is beautiful.