Time flies when you’re having fun

Have you noticed how time seems to slip by the older you get, “Time flies when you’re having fun” the saying goes. Well, guess what, I have not had that much fun, and I wish it would slow down.

Kenny Chesney sings a song called, “Don’t Blink.”

A reporter is interviewing a man celebrating his 102nd birthday. The reporter asked, “What’s the secret to life?” The old man chuckles and said, “Don’t blink, life passes by quicker than you think.”

He’s right, you know. The older you get the faster it flies, whether you’re having fun or not.

My oldest child celebrated her 10th birthday last month. I can’t believe it. I remember the day she was born. I remember walking her into preschool that first day and now I’m back in school.

As a first time student stepping onto campus, the demographics were at first surprising for me to see.

Doubt entered my mind until my first night in a writing class. A gentleman spoke about his life and told his age. I wasn’t the oldest kid on the block, and that inspired me to try harder. After all if he could still have adventures, why can’t this single mom take LMC by storm?

I overheard a conversation between two students the other day. The first student said she forgot her homework for one class and asked if her companion had gotten it done. The second student answered, “Sure, I got everything done after I got off work last night.”

We all get the same 24 hours in a day. So how do some people have everything together and done when others do not?

I know a few who write everything down but don’t finish their list in one day. Their attitude is “the most important thing is done, the rest can wait till tomorrow.”

On the other hand, some people, like myself, have a problem remembering everything that needs to be done in a day.

My mom is retired and on disability, and she has so many projects on hold she doesn’t have enough time in the day to get anything done. Too many projects, plus caring for her home and husband. She complains about not enough time in the day and it cracks me up.

How many students fall behind because of the amount of work they have to do? How many can stay on top of everything no matter what happens in their life?

Without going into details, my family recently suffered a loss, and we are still reeling from our tragedy. Aside from dealing with the grief I am trying to make sure to get everything for each class done, raise my kids, look for a part-time job, and find new living arrangements. Trying to fit it all in can frazzle a person’s nerves.

Have you figured out the best way for you to remember everything you need to do in your day?

Create a calendar, a list, whatever it takes to get your work done. But don’t let your busy schedule crowd out other important aspects of life.

Take time to start your own journal to record your favorite memories.

Take pictures of your surroundings. Record a few bad memories too.

They may become learning experiences and make you laugh later in life. Remember to prioritize the most important tasks, whatever they may be. You never know how fast time will fly for you or a loved one.