Slowing down time; dedicated to Tish.


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?

Author: sarij

I'm a writer, lifelong bibliophile ,and researcher. I hold a Bachelors in Humanities & History and a Master's in Humanities. When I'm not reading or talking about Shakespeare or history, you can usually find me in the garden discussing science or politics with my cat.

3 thoughts on “Slowing down time; dedicated to Tish.”

  1. Sorry about your friend.I know what you mean about time. I have a daughter who only has one more year of high school to go and like your son, she is planning on moving away for uni, I will miss her terribly when she goes, actually even now her life is so busy I feel like I hardly see her and I wonder where that curious toddler went and where did all the time go. Your so right, family must come first, time with them is precious. Finding the balance is hard, at least the study sounds really interesting, no chance of getting bored there. Good luck.

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  2. I know exactly what you mean Sari, time is slipping by too fast and I feel like Im not entirely present in my life all the time either and I wonder where it went and what I've been doing with my time. This is a nice idea and I wish you great happiness from spending time with your son, family and friends!

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  3. Thanks Ladies,BP glad to know I am not the only one who feels this way. It is both heartbreaking and thrilling to see our children grow up. Faith as one of my friends you can bet I will be present and here there when you need me.

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