13 April 2013

Tick tock, throw out the clock

I was browsing around online when I found this:

 I think women, especially, have a hard time with this timekeeping business.

We always think we'll have our shit together by the time we're 23. We'll have just graduated college, with a ring on our finger from the most perfect guy ever, our new bosses at our well-paying job straight out of college will worship our feet, and we'll be planning a wedding we started planning when we were four. We'll have traveled every summer and spring break to great and exotic places.

How many 23 year olds do you know who REALLY has it together??

Probably not many.

I'll let you in on a little secret: not many 23, 33, or even 43 year olds actually have it together.

If you think they do, they're probably just good at faking it (trust me, there's SOMETHING).

Stop focusing on time. Everyone's clock is different. If you're really that worried about time, whether you're male or female, take advantage of the NOW.

What can you do today that will prepare you for a better tomorrow? Or even a better next year?

For me, as you all know, I'm working and saving most of my pay for Europe and a move.

I'm making my "list" happen, one by one, bit by bit. My circumstances may delay it, and that's okay too.

I'm no longer keeping track of time in the sense of my accomplishments. I have my whole life ahead of me (hopefully).

So I'm spending each day doing something I enjoy doing, like laying out in the sunshine reading a book for a whole afternoon, or doing something that gets me even a baby step closer to my goal, like listening to a language learning podcast so I don't get lost in Berlin.

What could you do to "forget time" and live your life?

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