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I'm trying to work on being happy with what I have. There is so much in my life to be thankful for and I often find myself wishing away the current moments I'm in to think about things to come in the future. The important thing about life is to live it, and you can't do that if you're not in living in the moment and truly experiencing life as it hits you, and enjoying every minute of that.

Homecoming was this weekend and attending my last homecoming was one of those feelings that just hits you... a feeling of nostalgia and bittersweet excitement that seems to come to me all too often as it's senior year. There have been so many times already this school year when I've thought to myself how much I'm dreading college apps, or service hours, or field hockey practice, but the thing is... I should be grateful for each and every one of these experiences. Maybe I don't want to have to stay after school until 6:30 when field hockey ends everyday, but there are kids who would kill to play on a sport at school and just can't for a million and one different reasons. In fact, there are some kids out there who will never get to go to school in their whole life at all, and other kids that might never be able to physically play a sport.

Being grateful and appreciating each moment makes it feel so much more special, and truly makes you feel so much more grateful for the experiences and opportunities right in front of you each and every day.

Appreciate today.


  1. Great advice! Enjoy your senior year, it's an amazing time you will remember for years to come!


  2. These are such mature thoughts & I'm really impressed by them! Even at 22 I often wish for the future (to be graduated, to have kids already, etc.) & I wish I could appreciate the present more!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  3. I love this Frannie! It is so easy to get caught up in what we want rather than focusing on the great things we already have!



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