Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Tricky Mistress

Time is a tricky mistress.  You think it's moving along at a normal pace, and then suddenly it feels as if the fast forward button was hit and your find yourself three weeks ahead of where you started.  It makes the mind reel.  And then there are the moments, hours and days when it feels as if time is standing still, frozen or locked in cement.  You struggle to get out of a situation until your exhausted but time just won't budge. 

For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by time, the way it feels all around me.  I was in 8th grade yesterday and now I'm at what was then the unthinkable age of 34 and my little step-tween thinks as I once did, "My parents just don't understand what it's like to be me and my age."

I keep thinking that I have all of my ducks lined up, that I'm making time for everything, but inevitably things fall by the wayside.  Time seems to be even more present in my life than usual during my convalescence.  I'm not working so I must have ample amount of time to accomplish all that I want, and yet 3 weeks have passed and although I have kept myself busy, I still feel like I'm two weeks behind on everything that I want to do.

I'm sure that organization is a pretty big key to manipulating time to my advantage, but somehow I keep falling short.  Mostly I blame my penchant for sleeping in, but I swear sometimes my eyes just don't want to open!!

What's your time weakness and how do you solve it?


  1. I do love to sleep in. My time at my day job goes so slow but my time in the evenings and on weekends fly by.

  2. The internet is a vortex that sucks me in and sometimes spits me out hours later. It's my biggest time waster. Wish I knew how to solve it. I might get a lot done. :))