Monday, July 23, 2018

My Elders Were Right. Time Flies When You're Older.

Sunday night, when I tucked Lisa and the kids into bed, I asked her the traditional nightly question of, "What's your bedtime thought?" Lisa talked about how the weekends go by so fast. She said, "I want this week to go by fast so we can get to next weekend, but doesn't it seem like time is just going too fast already?" Her bedtime thought took me a little by surprise. Her question was rather thought provoking.

I can remember, as a kid, listening to the adults talk about how much faster time goes by when you're older. On occasion, I'll catch someone reiterating the same observation.

I'm going to be 45 this year. Lisa will be 50 next month. And yes, time seems to pass by much quicker. It's almost August.


This year is flying by.

In a couple of months, we'll be putting up our fall decor, buying fall scented wax tarts, purchasing our yearly Mums, and getting the totes of Halloween decorations from the basement. Lisa and I will be scoping out the best deals for pumpkins and bags of apples.

Then, it'll be the holiday season and we'll be knee deep in Christmas tree ornaments and custom made gifts.


We're getting older.

Our kids are getting older.

The weeks are going by much too fast.

Sometimes, I wish I could pause time. Catch up a little bit.

But, I can't.

Other times, I catch myself muttering that I can't wait until the weekend because Lisa will be home and we love it when she's home.

Or, I'll tell Lisa that I can't wait to have all my online stuff created, completed, and to the point of where I just have to maintain it every day.

Even though it's okay to anticipate that moment, in a way I'm still wishing for time to fast forward because it's going to take at least a week to get to that point.

When I think about the concept of time, especially what Lisa said the other night, I feel as if at some level, we all tend to take it lightly.

On one end of the stick, some of us are always wishing that time would fast forward to things we're looking forward to. Vacations. The pumpkin-spice-everything season. Graduation. The anticipated promotion at work. A party. And whatever else one greatly looks forward to.

On the other end of the stick, and this one pertains to me a lot as of late, we're wanting to slow down time for a bit or pause it until we can catch up.

Somewhere in the middle, a lot of people flirt with both extremes.

For me, I need to focus on the reality of time. It's almost August. I know where I should be with building my business. I know where I'm at. They're not matching up.

I'm not getting any younger. I can't pause time. I can't fast forward to that spot where I should be.

I'm simply here.


Doing what I can do.

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