Time is something which can pass s-l-o-w-l-y, like when your waiting in line at the DMV (department of motor vehicles) or fast, like when your on holiday and suddenly (or so it seems) it’s time to get back on the plane…and return to ‘reality’…
Though the past few months (or should I say years?), lightening speed, is a more accurate descriptive for how I feel time passing…how can it be November 18th, 2013 – already? What?
It seems the (now) routine of school, work, play, cooking, dishes, running errands, grocery shopping, paying bills, preparing for winter (or whatever season is upon us), returning phone calls and emails, keeping up with the business, planning for holidays, birthdays, writing, making time for fun…creates the feeling that time is always winning – that there is never ‘enough’… time.
They (who are they anyway?) say when you get ‘older’ time ‘speeds up’ and when you have children you see time passing before your eyes. Children are the physical form of time passing. They are newborns, then babies, then toddlers, then pre-schoolers…there is no denying the passage of time once one has a child – the months fly by as do the years and your child is the daily reminder of this.
Granted one does not need to have a child to realize life is short.
The question for me now is how to juggle doing what I want to do (without feeling guilty) with what I need to do…
I enjoy doing so many things, though time doesn’t always allow…
I need to do so many things, though time doesn’t always allow…
I want to do so many things, yet time doesn’t always allow…
I hope to do so many more things, will time allow?
I recently came across this quote from Marty Rubin,
“Time does not pass, it continues”
So, I’ve decided to try and see life as always continuing and growing (despite feeling like I’m always trying to ‘catch-up’) versus never having enough time…trusting there is (and will be) enough time…simply trying to stay in the present (not always easy)…
Enjoying the moments when time seems to ‘stand still…’
How do you make time for the things you love and the things you must do?
When does time stand still for you?
Share your thoughts in the comments please…
Yes, time does seem to go faster when you get older. So do the things you want to do now and enjoy them.
Glad to know I’m not the only one feeling that way…(:
You certainly aren’t alone in your feelings. When we were children summer vacations seemed long and Christmas took forever to get there. Now that I’m older, time seems to fly by…especailly when you are doing something you really enjoy and it ends too soon.
Yes, time certainly flies when one is doing something they love – I agree!
Happy Holidays to you!