Absolutely, Em. We can only live the present and hope to make memories in the present, without thinking for a minute (see what I did there) that time has stopped while we make them. The present is ephemeral at best but if we can fill it with as much distance as we can then at least we can look back in our rearview mirrors at the memories we have left behind. God only knows what I'm rambling about, but I'm will to bet you understand.
Anyway, to the technical side of things. This is a complete catastrophe. Immature, amateurish and badly written...just kidding, of course. (I don't know what's come over me today - a jocund humor!) However, I would stick a sneaky little comma after the first word (time) just to separate "thrilling as it is" a little more clearly.