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  • Writer's pictureFati Haruna

You Wish You Had a Time Machine?

Often, I like to reflect on the past. Whether its experiences, opportunities, or connections and think, “If I knew then, what I know now.” It’s easy to get caught up in the past and think about how your life could be different, had you made different choices. For example, I probably wouldn’t have gone to college, or maybe would have chosen a different school outside of New York. Asking a 17-year-old to make a big decision that will shape their future is kinda crazy if you ask me… (but no one is asking). I do not regret the decision I have made, because it made me into the person that I am today. I am surely not the same girl I was 8 years ago. I’m hardly the same girl I was 2 years ago.

Getting stuck in the past brings many people comfort because it’s something that feels familiar. The problem with that is, you don’t allow yourself room to grow or evolve. Living in the moment is something that I encourage everyone to do. Yes, your current actions will shape your future, but you get so caught up in the past and the future that you are missing the present. An hour from right now is the future. An hour before now is in the past. Time doesn’t wait for anyone, and the world will continue to turn. What exactly would you want your legacy to be?



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