As I sat down to write this week, I was met with the ever-so dreadful, “Writer’s Block”. What do I write about? Instead of having a plan, I decided to let the week take control and lead me to a topic. As a control-freak, it was incredibly hard to “let go” and not completely take over the situation. However, I am happy to report, I stayed true to my word and finally, I was hit smack in-the-face with a topic.

As I was scrolling through my Twitter feed, I came across the 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 will just 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! 🙂

For my final tweet, I decided to go with a quote from my favorite 80’s movie. I will give you a hint, Cue “Oh Yeah” by Yello. For those of you who are unfamiliar, it is from the 1980’s John Hughes classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. If you have not seen this movie, then 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 manages to convince everyone he is sick to the point that they created a “Save Ferris” fund. He grabs a couple pals, heads to downtown Chicago in a Ferrari, and even headlines a parade! The moral of the story is to “Seize The Day” however, I think I like how Ferris puts it better, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around once and awhile you could miss it.”

I love that quote because while it is a bit cheesy, the sentiment holds true. Life really 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 certain points in our life where I think we are a bit more aware of that than others. One of those times at least for me, was senior year of high school. What a time of life, you are just beginning to spread your wings and begin 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 you car, and say your last goodbyes, you begin a completely different chapter. Don’t let us fool you though, college flies by just as fast, if not faster. No matter where you are on your journey in life, don’t forget to stop and smell the roses. Enjoy the ride because it sure is beautiful.