3.19.2015

Throw Back Thursday || Spring Break

The other day I was scrolling through Instagram and noticed a familiar pattern of pictures. Why was everyone sitting on a sunny beach with a refreshing cocktail in hand? Then it hit. It was Spring Break, of course! I continued scrolling, jealous of the sunshine and carefree days that so many were experiencing. At one point I thought to myself, I want to go back to those days.
My mind started to wander back to my high school and college days. We lived for Spring Break back then. Every year it was the same old thing - a week long trip to the gulf to enjoy good friends and good times. Some of my favorite memories are from those trips. Memories of friends whom I've lost touch with over the years, friends who are no longer her with us, and friends who I stay close with to this day. Memories of beach parties, run down beach homes, and sneaking into the bars at night. Memories that continue to bring a smile to my face, and memories that will last a lifetime. 
We sure had fun when we were younger. It's obvious why I immediately thought to myself that I wanted to go back and relive those times. As I thought about it a little longer, however, I realized that as much fun as I had during that time in my life, I actually wouldn't want to go back to that time in my life.
Sure, it was fun while it lasted, but there is so much more that I appreciate about this time in my life. I love going home in the evenings to my husband, our dogs, and the home that we worked so hard to call our own. Day drinking on the beach and partying all night was fun years ago, but now my favorite part of the day is crawling into bed between my husband and the dogs and talking about our days and what the future holds for us. Instead of planning a week long party at the beach, we are planning to start a family of our own one day.
So to all you enjoying the warm sunshine and endless cocktails this week, enjoy yourself! In a few years from now you'll be in my shoes. You'll reminisce on the memories that you are making now, and you'll remember how you had the time of your life. As wonderful as your life is right now, it won't be the best time of your life. A few years from now you'll be standing in your kitchen with your husband/wife and talking about your future together. You'll be laughing and kissing, and you'll think to yourself, this is truly the time of my life.
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10 comments :

  1. Ahhh, that last paragraph had me in tears! Stupid hormones. I completely agree -- drinking by the beach was fun, but now it's way more fun spending time Netflix binging with the hubs and dog. Can't wait to see you tonight!

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  2. ahhh, to the times where we truly had not a single care in the world! And no bills! ha!

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  3. Ah yes, those were the days! Can I have my body back from those days as well?!? And the energy?!? But I have to say, even though I was living it up back then in my early twenties in the back of my head I was also thinking, "when am I going to meet my dream guy and be able to settle down!"

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  4. So so true. I work with a girl who just graduated, and she still goes out on the weekends and takes trips with her friends drinking all day and never sleeping. And I just think about the fact that I don't miss that. Not even a little bit! Evenings at home with my husband and dog- not much can beat that now!

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  5. Growing up sucks!! I wish I got a Spring Break!!

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  6. Those definitely were the days, but I'd never go back! Pulling all nighters, partying for days on end, no thank you! But had so much fun and have no regrets about the days I could do that! Now I'd rather relax on the beach with a few cocktails, and go to bed early! Haha, I'm lame!

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  7. that last paragraph is spot on. i was just thinking about that a few days ago actually, and while i'm enjoying college I can't wait to graduate & move on because I the best is yet to come

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  8. I am with you, I wouldn't want to go back...I am so much happier and more comfortable in my life now! But it sure is fun to reminiscence about those days and look back at pictures :)

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  9. I still get Spring Break, but now it's adult style. My hubs will take some time off and we do projects around the house. It's too adult to even count as Spring Break, but it's nice to not feel rushed.

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