I’m one of the worst offenders when it comes to letting time slip by without fully appreciating the value of the moment. Time is a seductive friend. We all imagine we have much more of it than we do.
I’ve been thinking of best use of time. For me, and I do realise I’m in a minority as a strong introvert, time buckling down to creative things is the equivalent of a night out with friends for many. It’s where I’m happiest.
I remember thinking when I was a lot younger that I’d quite like it if time sped up a little. Now it whizzes past at a rate of knots, I’d like air brakes. I could get panicked into thinking there’s so much to do, and so little time to fit it into.
Instead I work on the principle that when tough decisions need to be made all I can do is act in a way that brings life to others and through that to myself.
Today it’s been easy. Yes to a packet of fudge. Delicious .suckableness in bite sized pieces. No to an opportunity which would be fun but the person I’ve suggested will do a better job than me. Yes to taking me seriously. No to the impressive list of things I can’t change, however much I’d like to.