edu180atl: lily morgan 3.23.12
On Tuesday night, I went to a high school registration meeting. It was long and humid and confusing. There were so many options! I don’t like options. I like everything to be set in stone so I don’t have to make decisions. So this was pretty much torture. I didn’t know what to do! I had so many questions. Should I take summer school? Should I have a free period? What Spanish course should I take?
Then, sometime late last night, while I was supposed to be sleeping but instead reading course descriptions and planning out my schedule for the next 4 years of my life; I remembered one very simple lesson that I was taught to me by my 4th grade teacher:
Live in the moment.
And all of a sudden a wave of calm washed over me. I realized that I don’t need to worry about whether I want to take an extra year of science in 12th grade. I’m not even finished with 8th grade yet!
So today, I learned (or rather, re-learned) the importance of living in the moment. Sometimes we all just need to take a step back from our fast-paced lifestyles, stop planning every detail in our lives, and focus not on what’s happening NEXT, but rather what’s happening NOW.
About the Author: Lily Morgan, an energetic 8th grader at Westminster, is a lacrosse player and a violinist. She loves to try new things and is terrified of fish.