Time for a Time Out

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Palomino, Colombia

Time is this elusive commodity that we either have an abundance of or not nearly enough. 

How many times do we wish that if only we had a few extra hours in every day, we would be okay. If we had a personal assistant to do our laundry, iron our clothes, cook our healthy meals and clean, we would be okay. What if The Universe was working on our side and we were able to speed past all the stopped cars on our 45 minute commute to work? Then, we would have enough time.

Unfortunately life doesn’t mold around our every flitting desire simply because it would be easier. All of us have struggles and complications to work through in this crazy journey. What we can do is realize what makes us happy and mold our lives around that desire. Life is too precious to be wished away and wasted in circles. Sometimes we all just need to take a step back and enjoy each breath away from the grind. Theres no need to spend our time wishing we had more time. Take the time back and love it!

Life is what we make of it. “Where do you see yourself 5, 10, 15 years down the road?” is a popular interview question where the interviewee is suspected to say something insightful and profound. The problem with this question is that it usually extracts answers that are concrete and unrealistic. I mean really, none of us hardly know what is going to happen tomorrow! I think it would be rather depressing to know the future, what would we have to look forward to? There is a beauty in not knowing what is going to happen next, it keeps life fresh and alive. I don’t know where Alex and I will find ourselves 2 weeks down the road, and that right there is freedom for us.

All I want for the future is for Alex and I to be happy.

I want us to fall deeper in love every single day.

I want to live each day as it is my last.

What I’m trying to convey is that no two lives are the same in any way, shape or form. We usually make our own path in this life and it’s our responsibility to do our best so we are happy with our choices in life. Move past the regrets and forgive. Make changes to your life if you find yourself dreading waking up in the morning. Do what YOU love. Look past the judgements of others. Find your own way!

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Sierra Laguna, Colombia

“Time is free but it’s priceless.

You can’t own it but you can use it.

You can’t keep it but you can spend it.

Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back. “

-Harvey Mackay


32 thoughts on “Time for a Time Out

  1. Time is love. The things we don’t make time for, the things we say we didn’t get to do … weren’t important, fun, or urgent enough to make it to the top of our list.

    Twitter and Facebook soak up a billion hours of “spare” time. Where did that time come from? Weren’t we busy a few years ago?

    You’ve created a lovely, meaningful blog where I will spend time. Thank you for following mine.

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      1. I guess it really depends on what you are happy with. You have a nice starter post right now and could kick it off with that. You could also put up another post or two and then kick it off with more content. We started ours by posting at least once a week or so but we had fresh content from a previous trip to get out. Your friends will likely be stoked on see what y’all are doing and it won’t matter how little or much you have…the blog will grow 🙂

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  2. Yes, life is what we make of it. Time that appears wasted (waiting in line, in traffic, or at a doctor’s office) is actually ripe for observation and learning, especially for a writer. The people, the surroundings, overheard conversations are little gems to be put away until the time is ripe to use them. And that interview question–if we know where we’ll be in 15 years, why bother? Let life be an adventure.

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    1. You hit the nail on the head there! Life can be spent however we want it to be, it’s our decision. Optimism is some of the best medicine 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts Marie! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Reblogged this on janjoy52 and commented:
    “All I want for the future is for Alex and I to be happy.

    I want us to fall deeper in love every single day.

    I want to live each day as it is my last.”

    Lovely. Precious. May we all be left with this simple yet magnificent aspiration.

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  4. Oh, yeah. Time is a very clever illusion, according to Einstein. My understanding of it has grown, but will never be complete. I’m reading Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s book “My Stroke of Insight.” Her contention, based on her own incredible experience, is that the left side of the brain creates the past and future, while the right side sees right now. We are pretty amazing balls of energy and learning is what we do. Yay, us!

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  5. Wonderful post, but that’s no surprise. I’ve grown accustomed to excellent content from your blog, and I’m never disappointed. I agree wholeheartedly; no two lives are the same, and it’s up to us to make the most of the one we’ve got! It’s not always easy, it’s not always fair, and it’s not always what we expected… But there’s always something to be happy about and grateful for.

    My wife and I don’t know where we’ll be next year, and we’re getting a lot more comfortable with that. Slowly but surely, we’re getting there!

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