Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Finding the Time

Where in the world can we ever find enough time? 
Time is the greatest Trickster I have ever encountered, and more often than not I find myself wondering how I can find a way to better manage my precious precious time. Never standing still time. Always moving time. Funny time. Quirky time. 
Almost just enough time.
I have the vague sense that I need to finish a 30 hour to-do list over the course of a 24 hour day. So today, instead of doing anything I had originally planned, I decided to start our family blog. 
Long overdue, and definitely about time.

I imported this from our old blog, Just 9 is Fine, it was one of my first entries there and obviously the content is still relevent. I am a clock watcher, and a time pincher. I constanly worry about time, about the "schedule" and about making sure we can 'fit' it all in even though most of the time we can't. Time is always lurking around the corner and I am always looking over my shoulder and trying to play catch-up before time runs out.

During the past few days I have been wondering if perhaps as this year winds down, it is time for me to start fresh and embrace the new year with a refreshed attitude towards time.  Learn how to live in the moment, and realign myself to keep a more natural pace with time. Perhaps time isn't the culprit I have imagined? Perhaps time and I could strike up some sort of neighborly compromise? Perhaps time and I could even become friends?

So I decided to take a positive approach and I began to realize that time doesn't always play the part of the evil villian, in fact time can also be our greatest hero if we let it. Some of the most wonderful moments of my life have taken very little time whatsoever, which lead to me to wonder just how MUCH time do I REALLY need? Imagine if you only had 10 seconds to make an impact, what could you really do in 10 seconds? (I thought 10 was an appropriate number given that there are 10 people in our family~I'm oh so theme oriented today, but bear with me this will be fun ;)


To feel inspired

To grow a bubble beard

To share a laugh

To take the plunge

To get messy

To place a prank phone call

To clown

To make the most of it

To steal the show

To raise an eyebrow

To yell "TAH DAH!"

To gain the courage

To be brave

To wish

and wish

and wish some more

To make music

To dream

To grow a garden

To rake the leaves

To fold the laundry

To crack the code

To smush

To welcome second grade

To have a wonderful surprise

To delight

To realize you are in love


If we can accomplish all of these things in 10 seconds or less, then time is certainly on our side.
At least once and a while!

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