A Glimpse Into the Past

While I feel that my case of senioritis kicked in during my sophomore year of high school, I’m still struggling to wrap my head around the fact that I am almost done with a 13 year chapter of my life. When my dad was cleaning out the garage, he came across a bunch of old pictures that had been forgotten about. One of these pictures was of me celebrating my 5th birthday in the mountains where I told every waitress at every restaurant that it was my birthday throughout the whole week just to get free ice cream.

The point of all this is that back then my only priority was ice cream. Although I can’t have ice cream now, that fact resonated with me. If I’m living a minimalist lifestyle, then why do I have so many extra priorities? Yes there are important things we have to worry about as we grow older, but there are so many things that shouldn’t be on our radar.

As our schedules get busier and busier, we overwhelm ourselves with meaningless ways to pass time. How much time do we wish we could get back? Too much time has already passed, but there is still so much left. If we choose to make small everyday changes, we can start to feel what it was like before.

xoxo, millicent jean

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