My new favorite toy ClubHouse is quite a bit of a TIME SUCKER.
I find myself drifting into conversations that are somewhat valuable to me but also in a large part a complete waste of time. It seems like an hour passes by just to hear a moment of valuable information or truth. I get out of a conversation thinking 'where did my time go?'
Which brings me to...: AGING.
Aging is probably the most scary word to me. The scariest thought. The scariest fact.
The scariest event that is happening constantly and seamlessly.
Oh, how I wish I lived in a time when aging was a thing of the past... A fad... A thing that aged as quickly as it appeared... But alas, as much as human beings have progressed over the centuries - aging affects us all and no amount of botox or brain workouts could change that.
It's a reminder that we are headed somewhere... headed towards our non-existence. Even is we believe in some sort of after life - THIS life? This life will surely end. And aging is the little nagging reminder of that fact. It's like a snooze button that keeps beeping in the background.
But with all the fear that comes with the notion of aging, there is also incredible value.
The value of TIME. Or I should say the gift of VALUING my time.
I may not look forward to new wrinkles on my face and pain in my knees... but I do look forward to getting better at valuing my time and identifying time suckers when they show up. Life will be fuller when I choose to spend every moment of it wisely, deliberately and with high regard. And then my time will be of USE and not of waste.
From now on... when I remember to... my time will go towards VALUE.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman