When was the last time you felt really, truly blissful?
Well, let's first define blissful. Blissful is an adjective meaning extremely happy; full of joy. Blissful.
The word itself is beautiful. It is so peaceful and it makes me feel happy.
The last time I felt extremely happy, was when I was in high school. I didn't realize it at the time, of course but those days were some of the best days of my life. I would hear from the older and wiser adults all the time "enjoy these days while you can", "these are the easiest days of your life".
*Pauses* & *Reflects for a moment*
I would laugh and go on like, "yeah Okay". Boy were they right. I don't remember anything being simple, planned out or set in stone (so to speak) for me once I walked across that stage last year. Although my life was a lot different from the average seventeen year old. I was graduating, but I was graduating as a mother. I became pregnant with my first child at age sixteen and had him eight months before I was set to graduate high school. So I was up for a huge challenge anyway.
Before that though, I can remember worrying about all the wrong things and stressing over all the little things. I remember late night phone calls with guys that I just knew I was in love with and would someday marry. I remember Friday night football games, playoff basketball games, competing in track and field, drama clubs, art clubs, model troupe etc. I remember loads of homework that I promised the teacher had it out for me and I would rather die than complete all of it. I remember girl drama, heart breaks, wanting to fit in, striving to stand out. I staying out all weekend with my bffs, date nights with my bf and of course the parties!
These were the days that I felt truly blissful. Not realizing that all of these moments were momentary and I would not have the chance to re-live or go back to anything. I was young, free, happy and didn't really have a care in the world, as much as I thought I did.
I've learned however that every second in life gets shorter and time only moves forward. I will forever keep all the memories with me and I will always remember to just LIVE, no matter the circumstance.
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
― Mae West