As we get older and older a year seems to mean less and less as they go by in a blur. As a child waiting for your birthday, summer vacation, Christmas, etc. it all seemed to take forever for time to pass. Now as we get older and time means something completely different. Now we have deadlines to meet, schedules to keep and feel that we have more things to do then the time to do it. We dread our birthday as it seems to catch up with us at an ever faster rate and we realize that we are getting older and older without being the person that we wanted to be. Before we know it another year has passed and we look back and realize how little we’ve accomplished.
The problem with time is that once it is gone it is truly gone and not something we can ever get back. Sand flows down the hourglass and it’s impossible to make it go back up. Much too often we are stuck in the past as more and more sand piles on top of us trying to dig our way to the present where we’re constantly being dragged down. Better to be in the future on top of the hourglass to see where we’re going and to make any corrections beforehand before the sand runs out.
The past year I seemed to be thrown from situation to situation, emergency to emergency and always caught unawares of things. It was a turbulent year to say the least and am now getting my feet under some stable ground, but still drenched from my time in the open sea of life.
However, for the next year I’ve decided to figure out where I was heading before getting there. Not to plan out my schedule, day by day as I would soon grow bored of it, but to figure out things I want to accomplish and the best ways to get those things done. The journey of getting there will have it’s setbacks and detours and I’ll try to prepare for those as well but there are two things to setting a goal and getting there. That achievement of the goal is the cake, but the experience of getting there is the icing. At the end of the year I can look back and then see what I did right and all of the many things that I’m sure to get wrong.
If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
The sad thing about all of those years gone by is that we’ll never get them back so for the next year I plan to have one that I can feel proud of. Instead of floating along the sea of time I want to sail on it even for just a year.
Originally posted 2017-01-01 16:25:58.