Posted On October 29, 2014 By In Advice For Men, Advice For Women, Girlzone, Lifestyle

“I’ve Been Waiting A Long Time For This”


Billy Joe Armstrong, the singer of Green Day, wrote the song “Waiting” and the title identifies some of the lyrics (feel free to continue singing along). As a young teenager, this song did not have much meaning other than it was a cool song written by my favorite band (at the time). However, as I have grown throughout high school and now, as a senior in college graduating in May, I definitely have a different perspective on this song.

When I first entered college, I had no idea that time would literally fly by this fast. From being a flustered freshman in the fall of 2011 to being a self-assured senior, I’ve discovered what I have been waiting for. I graduate in six and a half months and I catch myself thinking of that Green Day song, because now I understand the meaning of it for me and my experience up to this point in my life. On May 9th, I will finally get to say, “I’ve been waiting a long time for this moment to come”, and it won’t just be from listening to it on a typical day, but the day that I receive that piece of paper I’ve spent the last four years working for and paying thousands of dollars for.

So the next time you’re listening to a song from your teenage years, no matter how cliché or uncool it seems now, take another listen and find the deepest meaning for your current status in life; you just might see things in a new light.

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Taylor is a twenty-something college student studying psychology and art. She loves sunflowers, electronic dance music, coffee, being a goofball, and attending concerts. She will also probably remind you of Ellen Page and get excited over the little things.