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Critical Thinking

Posted on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm

I spent most of last week watching one of my closest friends get married.
That is the reason that this week’s paper is very light on stories by me.
I want to thank Bowling Green Times Editor Ethan Colbert for stepping up and covering the Champ Clark Bridge and other news in the area while I was away.
But back to the wedding. Congratulations Matt and Laura!
I wish the newly married couple decades of happiness and good fortune.
It was a beautiful ceremony in St. Charles that had me thinking about how quickly time flies by.
I remember when we were all freshman in high school, wide eyed and excited about the idea of being a part of sports teams and meeting new friends.
Now all of my friends and I are in our career jobs and starting families.
I remember when we were staying up late playing Playstation 2, with salaries and children of our own seeming like a lifetime away.
That lifetime moves quickly and comes at you fast.
It feels like all the years spent since that time have been condensed down into weeks.
Time flies when you’re having fun.
You always want to be able to look back and be proud or satisfied with how you’ve lived your life.
We all will feel regret in some form.
But if we can minimize regret and focus on the positives along with future milestones in our lives, we better ourselves and the people around us.
Look ahead to the things we can still accomplish while remembering how we got to where we are today.
Life is a long and strange trip.
Make the most out of it.

Kyle Boaz is the editor of the Louisiana Press-Journal