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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at MNSU chapter.

If you are anything like me, you simply just wish your life was together. That you were financially stable, had a smokin’ hot bod, had an amazing full-time big-girl job, graduated from college, owned a house, settled down and so on and so on. I find myself always wanting to skip the moment I am in now. I always want more and always wish I had more, resulting in the moment that is right in front of me now is being overlooked. This is something that I truly do struggle with but want to be better at.

One of the times I really realized that these college days are some of the absolute best days of our lives and we won’t get them back was at a party and I was chatting with one of my best friends, Olivia. Everyone was playing board games, listening to music and being in the presence of good friends. I remember turning to her and simply saying, “these are the moments I think I will miss most. We will look back on this when we are all on our own at who knows where and doing who knows what.” Since coming to the realization of that, I have been trying harder to live in the NOW and the moment I currently am in. I think we wish so much away that we simply forget that at one point when we were little girls, we are currently now where we had wanted or wished to be then. It is an ongoing cycle.

Even this past week for me I was so busy school and other commitments I had to do. I remember on Sunday just saying I was ready for the week to be over because I was going to be SO busy. As I reflect on my week, I am happy that I was able to thoroughly enjoy all the moments I had with dear friends and family, I just wish I hadn’t wished it away. In ten years, I will wish I could go back and do it all over again.

So, here’s to living in the NOW and enjoying the moment you are in and enjoying the time you have with the people you are with. One day you will wish you hadn’t wished it away and would rather go back and experience it all over again.

Kalli Steinberg

Minnesota '20

I am currently a senior at Minnesota State University - Mankato studying Business Marketing. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, being outside, running, working out and shopping.
Hannah is a Junior at Minnesota State University, Mankato and one of the Campus Correspondents for the HC MNSU chapter. She is currently double majoring in Marketing and Business Management with a Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.