Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Where did the time go?

For a lot of us, we can look back and think where did the time go? There are so many things that I have planned on doing, and then I realize that I haven’t been able to do that because the time has just flown by, and I didn’t get this thing done.

As a child we were always told to enjoy life because once you get older time is just going to fly by. Of course, back then we would laugh at that and think what do they mean, we still have the same amount of time in a day, so it can’t go any faster. What we didn’t realize is that as a child, we don’t have as many demands on our time.

Being able to juggle all the various demands on our time, as well as find some time when we can sit and relax and do things for ourselves, can be a challenge. For those with kids, there are even more demands than for a couple without kids. There are times that the two of us sit back and wonder how the time has flown by, and it doesn’t really seem to be that long ago when an event happened.

Recently we were sitting back and thinking about a trip that we took, and we realized it was almost 16 years ago. It sure didn’t feel like it was that long ago when we went out to Calgary, but it was. Yes, when we really sit back and think about everything else that has happened since then it does make sense, but yes time does fly.

What we need to do sometimes is to ensure that we are taking some time for ourselves and not letting all the other demands on us control us. It can be as simple as taking a few hours away from the demands of work and everything else and trying as much as possible to even ignore the mobile device that we all carry. Maybe, if we can spend that bit of time enjoying what we are doing, we will be able to think even for that little while that there are more hours in a day even if there isn’t.

So yes, time does seem to fly when you get older but sometimes, we just have to that child again and enjoy some time when we don’t let the other demands on our time get in the way.

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