Aging, Compassion, Existence, Philosophy, Time, Wisdom, Writing

Time – I wish I had more!

I wish I had more time in the day. As I get older, I feel that I have less and less time to do the things I want to do. Is this happening to you?

A part of me thinks this is because I’m making choices to do things that take up much more of my attention, such as my research in the lab, blogging, and trying to eat healthy (preparing your own food takes lots of time).

Ah, the joys of responsible living. Well, I guess the follow-up question would be what would I like to spend my time if I had more of it?

Well, for starters, I would like to read a novel. I haven’t read a fiction novel in months. That’s kind of sad for someone like me who is an avid reader. I love to read. If I had more time, I’d also love to get more exercise and be outside to enjoy the weather.

Maybe all of this lamenting these past few weeks are symptoms that I need to stop and smell the roses (i.e., go on vacation). Stop working for a bit.

I’ve been in a kind of information overload in the research. I’m spinning off in a new direction for my projects, and it requires so much energy to carry this thing off the ground, i.e., collecting data, running experiments, preparing for grants, that I’m feeling the need to relax, just a bit.

… I do sleep well, which is awesome!

There’s the sense that time is speeding up in my life. Going faster and faster, maybe like water down a drain, or air up into a tornado. I think for some people this would be frightening, very, but I’m simply fine with it. I guess it’s normal and I’m enjoying the journey! We know where it ends for the most part. 

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4 thoughts on “Time – I wish I had more!

  1. Work life balance…work to live or live to work…? I just wrote about it in my post. I was there and now I am away from it I see what I was doing to myself. However the work you are doing will change lives. Look for the balance. Read a few chaptersin that novel each day, talk to friends each day (away from the lab), spend quality time with your love ones and take time for you….and love life. It’s a balance and when that balance is off…your life doesn’t feel fulfilled. By the way, love the photo. And, yes, remember to laugh.

      • Many points were repeats…but worth repeating I thought. And, today could have been a difficult day, but I didn’t allow it to be. In fact, other than the post, a few comments, I haven’t really thought about it. Just another day and one with not much pain…thankfully. Just giving you a hard time about the photos since your comment last week about the images. Got to make you laugh so you will stop thinking so much! Thanks for reading the post…now back to work! 🙂

  2. I know just what you mean. It seems to take up so much of the day just keeping oneself fed and reasonably clean! I usually read before bed to get my mind off work, but it sounds like your work is perhaps more exciting than mine at the moment! 🙂

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