Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Time Slips Away

When I was young, adults always told me that I should enjoy my youth because it slips away like grains of sand through your fingers.  I never really knew how painfully true that is.

How I went from this carefree party girl who was so involved in just hanging out with my friends and living every second of my life without abandon.  I was all about taking risks, with my hair (love it short), clothes, accessories, and experiences.


To this pregnant mama who was blissfully unaware of how her life was about to change...who could only see a beautiful and hopeful future.


To the terrified new mother of a newborn who had an affinity for bouts of crying and a distaste for anything resembling sleep.


To falling in-love with this tiny little girl who would teach me more about myself then I ever cared to know.

And to the mother of a bright, well-adjusted child who has none of the traits of a serial killer.


Time really does slip away from us.  I think of all the things I put off:  I should call my old bff from high school and catch up, maybe grab lunch.  I should invite all my girlfriends out to dinner, I haven't seen them in a while.  I should call my cousin on the phone and see how her wedding plans are going and if I can help out.  When was the last time I spoke to my brother?  But it's always the same thing: Not now.  I'm too busy.  I don't have the time.  I'll do it tomorrow.  And a day goes by...a week passes...the month is out...a year is gone and I haven't connected to the people I love in a meaningful way.  It's sad how fast time goes, but I can make the most of it by not putting off the things that are really important.  I don't want it to be a lifetime of, "I'll get around to it"


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11 comments:

misssrobin said...

What a beautiful post about being in the moment and taking time for what matters.

Plus, that was a beautiful picture of you when you were big pregnant. I never looked that good while expecting.

panamamama said...

All too true! Visiting from SITS!

♥ Niki ♥ said...

Love this posts. Visiting from Sits. :)

You are so right, time does fly by.

Author: QQ said...

That's true...time really flies. I gotta call my bro now too! :)Visiting from SITS

Robin said...

so true....

GraphiKouture said...

Saw your feature on Sits and it was like looking at my own reflection lol! You've got a new fan lol!

Susan in the Boonies said...

Visiting you from SITS. You have a lovely blog!

randomthoughts said...

Time does slip away. when I speak to my friends I realise we have grown from little girls sharing tiffins in classrooms to ladies with careers, kids, husbands. And we start thinking how our childhood was different and how our mothers managed work and home. But the good thing is relationships too change with time and some of them become inseparable.

Beth in NC said...

Definitely true! It seems like my daughter was just born and now I'll be taking her to Kindergarten on Wednesday!

Beth

http://mydestinysharinghope.com/

jamie @ [kreyv] said...

Love this post. It's so true and kind of sad that I do the exact same thing! Thanks for sharing your blog today, it's great!

Mercedes said...

That is too true! Time goes by way too fast!

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