Once Memorial Day is celebrated, Christmas is right around the corner. Am I the only one who can’t keep up with time flying by faster than a speeding bullet?
It seems that the older I get, the faster the day passes. Why? In my opinion there are several reasons. When I was 5 years old, I didn’t plan more than a day at a time. What I was going to wear to my half day Kindergarten class, and watching I Love Lucy on Mondays at 9 pm was about the extent of my plans. I didn’t wear a watch, didn’t own a daytimer and didn’t have goals and responsibilities. Life was simple then.
Having children seemed to rush me through life. Yes, I can remember so vividly when they said their first words, and all the other “firsts.” It seems like yesterday and now, they are . . . mature adults.
When I got into the design and construction world, I noticed time moving faster than I preferred. One of the obvious reasons is that projects have many components and have to be scheduled on time. The completion date may be a month, 3 months, or 1 year or more away so just putting it my calendar rushes time.
The Designer Circle monthly Happy Hours feel like they are 2 weeks apart and realizing that they are booked well into 2018, makes my year move very fast.
I now wear a watch just in case I can’t see the time on my phone. I certainly don’t want to waste a minute not accomplishing everything on my “to do” list.
When will time slow down? As we all know, time moves at the same rate every minute of every hour, but how we perceive the passage of time seems to vary radically depending on what we are doing. The more you enjoy what you are doing, the faster the time passes.
On that note, I better start thinking about unpacking my Christmas decorations!