I miss my family, both immediate and extended. I miss my friends back home. I miss my dog. I miss chips. I miss french fries. I miss people that used to have a special place in my heart and no longer do. I miss my grandmom. I miss summer. I miss reading. I miss a lot of things.
Here’s the thing, while I miss a lot, I also would rather spend my time appreciating what I have right now. Right now, I have my friends here, some so close they’re more like family. I’m receiving a great education. I appreciate that I have such amazing people currently in my life. And I am enjoying the freedom that is healthier food without the crappy fried food weighing me down- well not really but I’m trying to.
The point is there is a time that I reserve to miss people and things, but I try not to dwell on it too much. Last year I spent so much time missing my family and friends that I forgot to enjoy the time I had with the people who were around me. That’s such a waste of my time and it really discounts the time I spend with those around me. There’s a time to miss my mom, and that’s when I wish she was here, but I can’t wish she was here all the time. I don’t plan on living near my family my whole life, I have to adjust to life without them and then appreciate the time I’m with them.
To me spending excessive amounts of time missing things is spending excessive amounts of time not living in the moment, and that’s just something I’m trying to do. So yes, I miss all of those people and things I listed at the beginning of this post, but I’m not going to waste time thinking about how much time I miss them, I’m going to try and spend my time living in the moment.