With the rapidly revolutionizing new technological world and social media platform, it is undeniably difficult to remain in tune. Afraid of missing out, we connect ourselves on every social media platform–Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat–and and and forget to slow down. Truth is, I still wrestle with slowing down and learning to appreciate rest and prolonged stillness. But during these last few months, I’ve come to “carpe diem” every moment as I realize that I won’t always be able to have fun with my family. At a certain point, my parents will be too fragile to embark on adventures with me and my brother will have his own family to love and nurture. It’s time to delve deep and recall the basics and realign ourselves with our values.