Thomas Rhett’s new song, “Sixteen” really gave me something to think about. Here are 3 of those thoughts I had while listening to the song…
1. We’re always looking for what’s next.
When we’re 13 we can’t wait to turn 16 and drive. When we’re 16 we can’t wait to turn 18 and graduate. When we’re 18 we can’t wait to turn 21 and drink. The cycle never ends. It seems like we’re always looking for what’s next instead of enjoying the stage in life that we’re presently at. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the future but don’t forget we’re not ever guaranteed another day.
2. We’ll miss times that we wished away.
I couldn’t wait to turn 16 so I could drive myself wherever I wanted, whenever I wanted. Now, years later I miss the times when I could only go somewhere if I rode my bike or walked.
I feel the same when thinking about life before age 21. I remember I couldn’t wait to turn 21 last year at this time. My fake ID was at its dead end and I was so over the underage life. Now, a year later, although I’m happy to be 21, there’s a little part of me that misses being 20 and too young to drink. This song reminds me to really enjoy each stage of life because whether I believe it or not, one day I’ll miss it.
3. Time goes fast.
“Now I’m twenty five and I’m drinkin’ wine with my wife at home Got a couple of dogs and a couple songs on the radio And we sit around and we laugh about how we used to be When all we cared about was turning sixteen”
Before we know it, we’re sitting around looking back on old memories. Take it all in because life moves fast.
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