I just spent the last three hours talking to my parents about everything that has been on my mind for the past couple of weeks... UNC, Footloose, future plans, my brothers, the list goes on. Three hours that I could have been working on my government project or writing my college application essays or even catching up on some sleep. 

Yet it was so worth it. Truth be told, I love wasting time. But then again, I don't consider the time spent with my family wasted at all. On the contrary, I believe those moments to be the most valuable. Even when you have a million and one things to do, it's okay to let it all go every once in a while. Do something fun or spontaneous or relaxing. Let time slip through your fingers.

Take a long bubble bath. Watch your favorite movie. Dive into a deep conversation with someone you love. I gained more wisdom and knowledge out of that one three-hour discussion with my parents than I could ever gain from twenty government projects. And I loved every minute of it.

I wish all nights were like this one.