Time

IMG_1921Took a look at my own blog just now. Realized I posted last Friday, and tomorrow’s Friday again. When I was younger, I often heard older people say that time seemed to pass by faster the older they got. I didn’t think much of it back then, but now I’m beginning to agree. Even though I’m not working, time seems to just fly by. When I first came here, back in 2004, and had a closer contact with my former co-workers, they often asked me: Β«…but what do you do, when you’re not working?! How do you pass the time??Β» Well … that certainly hasn’t been a problem for me, but they didn’t seem to understand. Β Most of them have reached the retirement age [65] by now, and I doubt they would have any problems adjusting to all the free time. I don’t have much contact any longer, otherwise I’d ask them. Before I left, there was so much talk about keeping up the contact, but in the long run it tapers off and life goes on, on both sides of the Atlantic ocean.

But back to the blog; what really made me think of all this — how one week has gone by already, since the previous WordPress photo challenge — was how it all started. Back in 2011 WordPress had this blogging challenge; one post a day for one year. I took part in that, and actually completed it! When I think back on it, it baffles me. What on earth could I possibly have had to write about once a day … Nowadays, it feels difficult to come up with anything at all so for long periods of time I’ve only posted the Friday photo. I don’t think it’s any different for anybody else, the blogging feeling comes and goes in cycles. It’s all good.

24 Replies to “Time”

  1. I know what you mean Rebekah because I feel exactly the same. My blogging comes and goes as my mood takes me. I used to worry that I ought to post more regularly but I didn’t always have anything to say. Now, I don’t worry any more. When I have something to write about, I do, and it means something to me. I guess quality, not quantity means more to my readers (well, I hope so)!
    And yes, as we get older, time does fly by so quickly; my days are full and looking back on my work career, don’t know where I got the time to work!

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    1. Yes, after that first year of blogging once a day, I sure cannot bring myself to blog with any kind of regularity. Like I did here, in this post; I wrote because I felt like it πŸ™‚

      I’ve often thought about that too; how I had time to work LOL

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  2. I just love that photo! I am busy all day but doing more what I want than what I have to. I really enjoy doing the things I want for a change. Another thing is we just get up later than we used to. Makes the day seem shorter.

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    1. Thanks … that picture came out unexpectedly nice, with those colours. I’m not busy, but I keep myself occupied with stuff I like and it feels great. Strangely enough, I seem to need less sleep … must be age πŸ™‚

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  3. Love the photo!! And I agree with you…. the time just goes faster and faster…

    I haven’t been working for many years, as you know. And sure enough there is always something to do!!

    And my Mom and me talked a few weeks ago and she said when she was working, she still were busy with doing a lot of other things after work. Now she is retired and she do not know where the time goes as there seem to be not enough time to do all the things she wants to do lol

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    1. Yeah, it’s funny, huh … how we adjust easily! I did lots of things too, while I was working. I wrote lots of letters by hand, for example πŸ™‚ Then Internet came into play, and I started to get up real early in the mornings … but that was just because of the time zones. If I got up at 5AM I still had a couple hours to talk with my friends in North America.

      I really do appreciate my free time!

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      1. Oh yes… I used to sit up very late often to chat with my friends in the states. Especially one special person lol The one that lives in upstate NY πŸ˜‰ Of course him and me still chat but nowadays more “human” hours for me lol.

        And I sure appreciate my free time as well! πŸ™‚

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  4. A very ‘timely’ post Rebby! I remember when you did the blog a day in 2011. I totally admired how you always found something to blog about. I could not do that to save my life. I think I have it a bit easier as I blog as a feline. that way there is always something to talk/meow about. I would blog more but I have so much else going on I manage 1-2 times weekly.
    As for ‘time flying by’; I think when we reach a ‘certain’ age we are far more mindful of the time…I know I value it a lot more. Also I find it take me longer to accomplish routine things because of my health….I look back & wonder how did I work 14-16 hours a day & sleep & take care of things & have a husband??? Answer: I barely slept at all. Probably why my health is so poor now. No regrets tho’. I had such interesting careers it was worth those sleepless days & nights.
    Thanks again for sharing your insight!
    Did you realize it has been 10 years this past August I first started blogging & we met??? Very cool…
    ((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen

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    1. Almost unimaginable that it’s been ten years already! It was so much fun! It’s fun now too, but in a different way. So many people were new to the web back then — for many of them, it was their first experience, to be able to communicate that way.

      Yes, we get more mindful of time … and the fact it’s finite. Looking back, ten or even twenty years, it seems like no time, and then when we think of twenty years ahead in time, we’ll be 80.

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  5. I know the time has flown! And you are right blogging was just an idea to me. I had NO knowledge of how to blog. I just knew I wanted to. I have had my email since 2000 so 15 yrs of corresponding that way. I do enjoy it. It seems few do that even anymore. It is thru blogging or FB or social media sites.
    Finite is right>>>gulp…can you believe we will both be 80 in 20 yrs???? TOTALLY BLOWS MY TINY MIND!!!!! ;0

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    1. I have one Yahoo address from 1998 and I keep it for sentimental reasons LOL. Not a big fan of Yahoo Mail anymore. But you’re right — people don’t seem to email much anymore, it’s either those social sites or texting. I like email.

      It blows my mind too. Hope they’ll have high speed Internet in the ‘home’ πŸ˜€

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  6. ROFL>>>Hi Speed in the “Home”!! You are a riot Rebby!!! And it is true!!!
    I do not like Yahoo Mail anymore either. Like you, I LIKE email>>always makes my day to receive a few or more!

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    1. Me too! It’s so nice to open Mail in the morning, especially πŸ™‚

      They’ve just built a brand spanking new seniors residence, down below here. I checked it out online, to look at the pictures of the apartments, and they announced all units had highspeed internet! Sounds hopeful, huh! LOL

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  7. Agree with everyone. I did that post a day and at he end, to catch up, I posted my Christmas decorations lol.

    Time is very precious and we only have a limited amount, so these days I try to make the minutes count.

    Love the photo! Great reminder of the importance of time and how we feel about it

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  8. Lovely post – I so agree…about time ticking away. I have taken a whole year off now, and find there are no empty spaces…I fill every minute of the day. Hopefully we use our time the best we can.
    And I like your new theme!

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