To be perfectly honest, I don’t think I ever truly understood just how quickly life happens until right now.

Thinking back to those somewhat treasured schoolyard days, it almost feels like another lifetime ago. Back to those never ending hours spent daydreaming away, watching the clock tick by, just hoping and praying the day would finally come to an end.

Back then the days would go on for weeks, the weeks would last for years and somehow, the years would stretch out for what felt like an eternity. Something that at the time, I constantly wished would change and yet here I am now, wishing things had stayed the same. Wishing that just once the days would last that little bit longer and somehow, time wouldn’t fly by so quickly.

I could have sworn that just yesterday I was celebrating my twenty-first birthday and yet here I am now, already twenty-two and only just learning life’s little secret; thanks to the speed of life, apparently it’s all downhill from here.

According to the magical handbook of life, statistics say that your twenties are the ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ years; something that I never fully grasped the concept of until just recently. However, given that more than enough time has already flown by far too quickly, I’ve decided that I’m not quite willing to write off the adventures of my twenties just yet. As far as I’m concerned, life has only just begun.

At just twenty-two years young I would say that it’s about time to throw caution to the wind and start living in the moment. Time to throw away the clock and start appreciating every single day for exactly what it is; a wild and precious adventure.

 Time to admire the beauty in the slower days and revel in the excitement of the faster days, because really, when it comes down to it, the speed in which the clock ticks by is completely out of our control.

Time is always going to pass us by, regardless of whether we may want it too or not. So for the sake of our own story, I say we sit back, enjoy the ride and do our best to make sure that at the end of all of this, we have something magical; something worth reading.