For the past couple of weeks, I have been thinking a lot about the past. Since summer vacation has turned out to be even more dull than I remember it to be, it has given me a lot more time to think about things that have happened. I am going to be a senior this year in high school and frankly, I don't really know what to think of it. I am actually shocked at how quickly time has slipped away. One moment your playing tag with your friends on the playground during recess, and not having a care in the world. Then with the blink of an eye, everything changes. Your no longer that cute little kid that used to crawl under the covers with your parents when you've had a bad dream. Everyone's bad dreams are now the rise in gasoline prices (almost four dollars for a gallon of gas? I mean, come on now) and the legalization of marijuana (for some not a bad dream).


The past has been pretty bad to some people, and to others it was the time of their lives. That was when America was just starting to form itself, into what we are today. However, there are also the people that see the past as something that happened, taught us a lesson, gave us ideas, led us toward what we are today, and are looking forward to accomplishing even more tomorrow. I would most likely be put into this category. The past happened. Yes, it does hold some special memories and good times, but even better ones may come in the future. 


I am not trying to tell you to completely forget about the past and just look toward the future. I would be totally stupid and way out of my league if I did because the past is something that should be celebrated. Some of our most greatest moments happened in the past, and I'm not just talking about personal moments. Signing of the Declaration of Independence? Armstrong walking on the moon? The Civil Rights Act? Disco?! I mean come on, you know you still have those bell bottom jeans sitting in the back of your closet and that tie dye shirt :)


"What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment. And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new. Right now."



Ciao,
Tabs <3
 


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