When has time gone? I mean, just yesterday it felt like the start of a new year, and all those projects I had lined up are still on paper, somewhere.
Has anyone else over 65 got the feeling time is speeding up rather than slowing down? It sounds weird doesn’t it, that as you slow down as old age approaches, time goes faster, and those things you wanted to get done seem further and further away.
When you’re young it always seems like you will have all the time in the world, and that seems to play out over the first forty or fifty years, putting this off, putting that off, while all the little details of life take more and more of your time.
And there’s that one huge thing that hangs over your head, the fact that you might never get to that time when you said you would have time for it. People are dying younger again, of stress, bad habits and overexercising.
I’ll never be guilty of the last once. It’ll probably be bad habits, something we are all guilty of.
That’s also a reason why I don’t have New Year’s resolution, and I try not to make plans for anything too far ahead.
It’s also the reason why we decided to travel and do all those things people say they’re going to do when they retire, only to discover they can’t for one reason or another, or they just simply died.
Stopping work after being so wrapped up in it, can kill you, and it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that you can quite literally die of boredom.
It’s why I write. Keeps the mind active, gives me something to do, and believe me when I’m writing I’m never bored, and is a perfect fit between bouts of being a grandfather, a taxi service, and doing everything else that needs a not-so-handy handyman.
Time flying is the same reason why my granddaughters have grown so much because it seems like it was only yesterday they were babies, and now the eldest is 16. When did she get so grown up?
Oh, well, back to childminding duties. It’s the school holidays and tomorrow we’re off the travel down ‘the coast’ what most ubiquitously call the Gold Coast, or otherwise known as Surfer’s Paradise. It’s glitzy, has a dark side, and always looks shiny until the sun goes down. We go there during the day. Tomorrow will be the first time in over a year.
If we can get the kids off their computers and smartphones.