WE ARE Lucky


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By Sara Ware, Fundraising Chair

Many of us are currently interning, working part-time jobs and probably feeling older than we really are.

From my perspective, I’m a 19-year-old interning in Philly three days a week and working two other jobs on the days in between. Three years ago I never would have imagined this is how my summer would be.

Where did my youth go? It feels like yesterday I was taking my driver’s test, applying to colleges and going to my senior prom. All of those memories feel like a different life to me.

Honestly, I feel old.

You know what, though? I don’t mind feeling older than I actually am, and neither should any of you. A quote I found on Pinterest says it best: “Don’t regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.”

I know reading all of this probably sounds a bit cliché and somewhat depressing, but it’s something I’ve thought about a lot this summer.

In the last two months, my hometown has grieved over the loss of two young individuals. Under the age of 18, their lives were lost because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

A lot of us have more going on than we can handle at times, but we can’t forget to appreciate life. We should always be thankful for the opportunities we’re given and the things we get to do every day as we grow older.

So no, it’s not fun working, taking exams or worrying about the future. Wondering what will come next is scary, but at least we can say that we have the chance.

Always remember WE ARE alive and make sure you love every second of it.

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