Time is my ever-present adversary it seems. This week has been relatively quiet for me. I’m off from teaching. I didn’t have any workshops to attend. I was home, by myself, most mornings. But, I still feel like I didn’t have enough “time” to get things done. I think that I’m constantly blaming time, when really is the “things” that are the problem! It isn’t that I don’t have enough time. It is that I have too many “things”.
So, that is why part of my mission this year of “Myself” is to simplify. I want to give “myself” more time and those things less time. I want to give my family more time and those things less time. And I want to be better at focusing on one “thing” at a time.
Time is such a strange thing. Our perception of it is drastically different depending on what we are doing. I often tell my students that impromptu speaking is the perfect microcosm of how time shifts depending on perception. When preparing for an impromptu speech for three minutes, the time seems to fly by. We are wanting more time. But, when we stand up to speak, those three minutes stretch out before us like a road to the moon. They go by so slowly. We can’t seem to fill those minutes despite our best intentions. There is three minutes of preparation and three minutes to speak, but those two three minutes are dramatically different.
My hope is to create a world where time is a gift that I am able to truly relish.