Where does the time go?

This entry was posted Tuesday, 16 November, 2010 at 10:46 am

A while back, I realised with a shock  how close it is to the end of another year! Yes, the Christmas decorations were competing with the Halloween decorations since about July, but when you look at the calendar and suddenly realise that 2011 is not so far away, it can be terrifying!

Each day, to paraphrase Jung, we fight apathy to decide whether or not to get up in the morning. Some days it is a LOT harder than others (especially when you confuse your cellphone text sound and the doorbell ringing – happened to me yesterday!). We have our tasks and our “to dos” and in between, relationships, life, friendships, family… taking time to walk barefoot on the grass or have a cup of tea in the sunshine. It can sometimes feel really overwhelming and crazy out there, and I know I often (as an entrepreneur) have to fight the urge to just hide at the computer (or under the duvet!), or allow myself to be distracted by time suckers like Facebook… It can be very hard to work that balance out each day. I also find that as the weather changes, and we descend into the darkness of winter, it gets even harder!

It is so strange to think that our lives revolve on an illusionary construct: time. We set appointments, meetings, classes, tasks… all based on something that doesn’t really exist. It’s weird, isn’t it? I’ve started counting the sleeps til my visit to South Africa at the end of the year (the first time in almost 4 years), but at the same time, I hate feeling like I am willing time away to get to something that I am looking forward to.

It is indeed a balance that we are trying to achieve in life, between appreciating the moment we are in, and setting goals in order to complete the tasks we want and need to complete. I have a million and one things to do before I fly south for some much needed summer sunshine, but I am also trying to ensure I don’t get lost in the “have tos” and “should haves”.

It’s a tricky tightrope.

Geraldine

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