Gone were the days when I used to wear my Hello Kitty watch on my wrist every morning, and take it off every night. Soon after I got my first phone, I gradually wasn’t so concerned of time. Although, when I think about how days seem to have a feeling, I think about how often we tend to say “This years gone by so fast!” Mondays feel like a fresh start to the week, Wednesdays are when everyones happy for the middle of the week and Sundays are always the day of relaxation. There are days that just feel slow or fast. When we talk about a whole year, it’s very often that we feel that each year just seems to disappear.
I remember in my very first job, I was talking to a co-worker who was in her 50’s. She told me that as you grow older, you just have to make the most of each year, as they feel faster over time. It just gave me a positive reminder of why we need to have forgiveness, love, strong relationships and different experiences in our lives. In terms of bad memories, nothing lasts forever. You know that feeling when you hit a new year, but you’re still used to calling it the previous year. That is how I feel about early November, where I’m still convinced it must be October. I don’t know when those seconds, minutes, hours and days went by, but they did.
When you were young, did you ever think to yourself “I want to be a grown up now”. I often had that thought, but thinking back one realises how you only have a childhood once, and how precious that is. Perhaps there is a certain truth when one says “As you grow older, time seems to go faster.” A digital project about time can be found here. I remember hearing the phrase “Do Everything Before You’re Ready” by Jodie Fox, which is one of the most wonderful pieces of advice to live by. When you think about it, we all have dreams and goals we want to reach. There is a human instinct to tend to wait until the perfect moment or the right time.The truth is very often there is no perfect time, we just need to go for it.
If it doesn’t work out or we realise that this isn’t what we really want to do, the great thing is that you tried and now know it wasn’t meant to be. A great quote by J.K. Rowling says “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” No matter what you want to pursue, whether that be a hobby, experience, career or a relationship, now is a better time than never. If you ever face a particularly tough period of your life, know that it will pass. Time has a magical power of healing many wounds. As for the years flying by, it’s a reminder to us all that we can’t take everything in life too seriously.