Well, there are only 2 hours left of 2022. Where does the time go?
Time is a funny thing.
When I was younger, school days passed by super slow, vacations and summers super fast.
I used to be ruled by time - always checking my watch to make sure I arrived at work on time, ate on time, went to a party on time,.... I abhorred being late, time was that important to me.
When I retired, my watch retired as well. I still relied on time to get to parties at the appointed hour, or to the airport early enough to ensure I didn't miss a flight, things like that. But I was more relaxed about it. I didn't feel ruled by it like when I was in school or when I worked.
Then I got an iPhone. And I also started writing. Time has crept back in to my conscious. :)
And it is definitely passing by faster and faster the older I get. Have you noticed that!?! It's a bit irritating. Many days, there just don't seem to be enough hours in the day to get things done on time.
Perhaps, time seems to be going by faster because my time on earth is limited and I realize that. Don't we all feel invincible when we're young!?! Hmmmm...
Now, I have to say that many tasks I set with a time to complete is arbitrary. I don't HAVE to do anything. I'm retired, not on a time schedule. For the most part, that's true.
One thing I do know is that I'm grateful for my time here. I cherish each moment and thank the good Lord for waking me up every day.
Regardless of how you see time, it is precious because we never know how much time we have left on this earth. It's important to make the most of each day - tell those you love that you love them, work hard but play hard too, take vacations and enjoy them, live in the moment.
So as a new year full of possibilities is about to begin, my wish for you is to enjoy each day, live in the present, and don't sweat the small stuff. If the vacuuming doesn't get done because you've run out of time and want to play with your kids, do it.
I plan to do the same.
Happy New Year everyone!