I will say that I used to be one who worried all the time. In some situations, I still do, however, I have learned to make the most of the moments that have been given to me.

If the person I am today told my fourteen-year-old self I would do crazy things and enjoy the little things in life, little old me would probably laugh. She would never imagine living a life where she was eager to take adventures and forget what people thought of her. But here I am, the girl I thought I would never be.

I will say that I am not and never was a bad person. In fact, I like to believe my big heart helps me connect to so many people and that is not a bad thing. I used to be the type of person who sat in her room all the time, either reading or writing. Don't get me wrong, I still do that and love to do so (I'm doing that right now).

But since graduating high school a year ago, I have learned to make the most of the moments I am given. Life is flying by quickly and it is making my head spin 100 miles a minute. I can't even believe how much time has passed since I graduated. I'm about to start my second year at community college and graduating yet again this year.

And while the thought of life passing by is scary, it's exhilarating, as well. I will face a situation head on and smile as much as I possibly can.

I used to enjoy being alone, and that isn't a bad thing. While I wish I did have a social life through high school, I'm rather glad about my life today. I have made amazing friends, gone on crazy adventures (such as blasting music while driving to Starbucks at 11 at night with my friends, or going to new places with great people), and ultimately tried to make the best of my life.

I'm tired of living on the sidelines, watching my friends and life pass me by. I want to be out with people and making memories I am sure to keep close to my heart. While it took me a while to get here, I wouldn't have it any other way because I am now who I am supposed to be. And there will be only more adventures to come as life goes on.