Life Advice With Caroline


Life is a constantly changing thing. Yes, at times, it can be scary, but it’s just nature. Changing stages in life can be a big step, but as one chapter ends, another one begins. That is why life is so beautiful. Nothing stays the same. We are not the same people we were two years ago, or we might not be the same person we were two days ago. 

Sometimes I find that we as a society rush through the chapters of life with the idea that the next chapter will be better and bring us more happiness, but having rushed through life, you may never have the opportunity to slow down and enjoy the little things like sunsets, laughing with friends, the stars in the sky, the sound of rain, and many other wonderful little things. It is a bunch of little things in life that make up the big things.

All throughout life, we focus on certain goals and only celebrate the big things and milestones in life. But I believe we should celebrate the little things as well because they lead to those big things. You are not guaranteed to live tomorrow, so you may never get to celebrate the big things and certain milestones that come with time.  Some of my best memories are the little things in life, like late-night drives with my sister, eating dinner with my friends, and spending time with my family. These little things made me far happier than some of my big accomplishments. They pale in comparison to the warmth and happiness of the little things. I think the problem with society is that we think these big accomplishments will make us happier as a person, but once we attain these goals, they don’t leave us as satisfied as we thought or give us as much joy as we wished. In fact, they might make us feel emptier now that we have attained them because our happiness at that moment is a mere shell of the expectations of happiness that we thought we would feel. Now I am not discrediting those big accomplishments. All I am saying is to not put them on a pedestal. The key to true happiness and enjoying life is to take it slow and enjoy all of the things, both big and small.