Where did October go? The month slipped by so quickly I am stunned it is November 1 already. I cannot say I worked in the yard; I did the majority of my fall clean up in September. I really should not blame the slip on my school work; after all I am still holding my own. Actually I think I can blame some if it on school as I am taking three hard classes that demand a lot of my time. I am taking a class on Western Civilization, Primal Creation Myths titled Visions of Creation and a class on religion titled Mystics in America. This is one of the few semesters that demand a lot of writing on the student’s part and though writing is one of my stronger suits, philosophy is not!
Another reason time is slipping from me is due to the approach of my son’s graduation from high school. Alex has plans to attend college out of town and the idea of being alone for the first time in over 20 years scares the hell out of me. Talk about time slipping away! Wasn’t I just carrying him around everywhere I went? I will get over the stress as all parents do, but right now I am a little freaked out.
Why is this time slip bothering me now? Because back in July a good friend past away and I did not hear about it until October. I had let the time between talking to her slip away. She and I were mostly on-line friends although we did talk on the phone a couple of times. Tish was always going somewhere so when I did not hear from her during the summer months I did not worry. I had no idea it had been months not weeks since we last spoke. It made me ill for days to know I let so much time go by.
So here is what I am going to do; I am going to slow time down. I vow to spend a lot of time with my son or at least be completely present when I am with him. I vow to pay attention to my daily life and not get caught up in stress over my studies and I vow to spend more time with my friends; whether they are online or here in Carson. Oh and I called my mom to invite her over for dinner next week. Family must come first.
So dear readers have you ever let time slip by only to regret it later, or do you have advice on how to stay present and focused on the proper priorities in life?