These days, I wake up early and stay up late. Sometimes I don’t wake up to the alarm though. These days, I work hard all day on the last assignments of Grade 12. I’m not always as diligent as I should be and sometimes I’m just downright discouraged. These days, I take breaks in the middle of the day to bake biscuits for lunch and cookies for tea. This is my life these days.
These days, I ponder on yesterday. I look at pictures from grad and thank God for the beautiful memories. I remember days gone by. I think about the friends that I have now and how I am so very thankful for them. These days, I look back and smile.
These days, life is going by quickly. I can’t believe the year is almost over. These days, God is teaching me to wait, trust, and have joy no matter what. Sometimes it is tough, but it is always worth it. These days are full of surrender, learning, and getting up again.
These days, I’m wondering what the future holds. I’ve been accepted into university and it’s almost, finally, sort of sunk in that I’m really going. These days, I think about how to pay for everything, what my professors will be like, and who I’ll meet. These days, I imagine what on earth I’ll be come after university. I think about teaching, acting, writing. These days, I wonder where my life is going.
These days, I thank God for everything. Because these are the days for laughter, love, and joy. These are the days He has given me to be seventeen. These are the days of friendship, success, and adventure. But these days are short, for I will never have these days again.
What is your life like these days?