T is for Time

I wrote the following post more than two years ago, but it’s still relevant and I thought, “Hey, I bet no one read it the first time around, so let’s bring it back for the A to Z Challenge!”

One day I just started thinking about what I would do if I had all the time in the world. It must have been a particularly stressful day when I felt that time was getting away from me. This is only a partial list off the top of my head: CB007967

  • Read every single book on my to-read list, which I’ve stopped keeping, due to lack of time.
  • Watch every movie I’ve ever wanted to see.
  • Travel to all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, U.S. territories….
  • Travel to several countries around the world. Not too sure about this one, as I’m not a huge fan of flying.
  • Visit each of my living family members. (Hmm, this is not giving me a lot of time to myself.)
  • Attend more local arts events, such as concerts and gallery openings. (I’m starting to need a lot more money in order to enjoy all the time in the world.)

They say you have to make time to do what you love, or to do what needs to be done (exercise comes to mind). Wouldn’t it be great if we could make time, as in manufacture it? Right now I’m not creating time, per se, but using time that I should be otherwise spending on writing a semi-boring article. I shifted the time here instead because my conscience is nagging me to write a blog post after looking at the calendar and seeing how long it’s been since the last one. I’ve already got mommy guilt covered. So is this blogger guilt? Who needs all this pressure?? Hey, I’ll turn the pressure back on you, the reader, ha ha!

The question: What would you do if you had all the time in the world? Or if having all the time in the world is too much pressure, then what would a perfect day look like to you?

*Finally, here’s a time-saving tip that works for me: To minimize web surfing when I should be sleeping or doing something else, I use my laptop without the adapter. Since the battery life is only about one hour, I shut it down when it runs out.
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  1. I read this this morning and then ran out of time to comment! LOL My favorite Twilight Zone episode is The Bookworm. Burgess Meredith plays a man who just wants to be left alone to read his books–no job or wife nagging him, no life interrupting. A nuclear holocaust happens and he’s the only survivor–now he has all the time in the world and unfettered access to the library (where most of the books have survived). Won’t give away the plot twist, but your post made me think of it. There is another one where a man possesses a stopwatch that can freeze time. I often wish I had that ability, just stop time. It seems to pass way too quickly. I didn’t realize how quickly until I had kids.

    Also love the time-saving tip! Simple and brilliant! 🙂



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