Stopping The Clock

Tick…Tick…Tick…tick…tick…tick…TICK…TICK…TICK…

Do you ever wish that you could just stop the clock?

I did.

Every day flew by and it felt like I would never catch up.

I never seemed to have enough time to do anything.

Then I stopped and asked myself why?

At first glance, the only reason I wanted to stop time was so I could catch up with all the things I started. It seemed to be a simple enough answer; just freeze time long enough so I could whittle down the list to something a bit more manageable.

“…minute by minute the time is locked…30 minutes per minute on the time freeze clock.”

The days were flying by and I was barely living, just existing, and not even for myself.

But then I realized I didn’t need to stop the clock. I just needed to stop. WOW! What a revelation! Well…not to some people (who shall remain nameless…ahemm…). Alright! So it took me a little longer to figure it out! But I got it. I finally got it!

It took awhile to make the adjustment because there were parts of me that weren’t ready to stop living the life that I was living. But now that I have put some distance between what was and what is, I realize that I kind of like where I am right now. So…I am treating it like a vacation. I long vacation…a long paid vacation. While here, I have been making some very important decisions. Some of which I hope to share with you later.

In the meantime…

…I am living…for myself. I still have a lot to do, but the stuff will be there tomorrow…and the day after that, and the day after that.

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P.S. I threw the clock away…

This post is written for The Writer’s Post Blog Hop# 13: Thoughts on Time. Interested in learning more, please check out the link below!

  • Awesome Susan!! I love this. I needed to read this!!! Talk about timing!

    Cheers, Jenn

  • I'd like to stop the clock on the week-ends but let it go during the work week.

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2011/09/writers-post-its-about-time.html

  • Anonymous

    This is great, Susan! I tend to get frustrated with all my unfinished projects and fret over time, but I think your approach is better! Great post. 🙂

  • Excellent post, Susan. Glad you stopped, threw out that clock. Trying that in my life, but it is so difficult to let go of time!