2013 is going by fast, so take time to enjoy

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I have no idea how tomorrow can be Halloween 2013.

It seems like an hour ago I was kinda halfway celebrating the New Year, since I had to go to work at 8 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Suddenly, Thanksgiving is less than a month away and stores are already putting Christmas decorations up. Where did the time go?

Not only that, but this semester is going by ridiculously fast as well. We hit the midterm point three weeks ago. While none of my classes had a midterm, an 8-week class I was taking wrapped up that week and a second 8-week class started a week later. When you stop and think about it, winter break starts six weeks from now and we get a month off to relax and recuperate before the spring semester starts in late January.

Surely I’m not the only one who thinks this year has just zoomed past us. Wasn’t it just yesterday that it was summer and it wasn’t hitting triple-digit heat every day like it had during the last two years? I’m guessing not, since tomorrow is Halloween.

For the most part, 2013 has been a good year. I’ve had some ups and downs like any other year, but I don’t think a year has gone by so quickly in my lifetime.

I guess my point in writing this is to remember to enjoy the rest of this year. Thanksgiving will be here before we know it and Christmas is right around the corner after that. Enjoy time with family, if you get any, over Thanksgiving. If you don’t get to see family over Thanksgiving break, it’s OK — our long winter break starts a few short weeks after Thanksgiving.

I’m sure the end of 2013 will be here before I know it. Since I’ll be on break when the year ends and 2014 begins, I plan to enjoy the end of the year as much as I can. Here’s to the rest of this fast-moving year. Make it a good one.