Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Just Not Enough Time to do all the Nothing I Want!

Can’t believe it’s already the middle of June! Time just seems to go by so fast.

I think someone should invent something different than the 8-hour workday. That just seems like too many hours of precious lifetime to waste. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job, I love what I do; I just would like to do it less and still get the same pay…am I right?

It’s also tough being a morning person. I can conquer the world up until around 2 pm and then I’m done! I’m usually up at 5 am full of energy and creativity and on weekdays I spend that time getting ready for work and commuting to the office, not doing things I love to do, like reading and art. By the time I put in that 8-hour workday and the commute home I’m too pooped to be creative or energetic!

I can remember thinking that someday when I retire I’ll garden or hike or take cooking classes or a wine tasting course. I’m a few months short of my 60th birthday and already my knees hurt too much to do much gardening or hiking. I can still take that cooking class, I just can’t eat any of the food I cook because you get to a certain age and you have to watch sodium intake and cholesterol!

The wine tasting course is still a great option as I read all the time that wine helps to boost the immune system, contains antioxidants, increases bone density, reduces the risk of stroke and heart disease, helps to lower cholesterol and reduces the risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Plus, it really helps with creativity. Win-Win!

So…until I can retire I will just have to steal little moments out of my life to do what I love…drink Wine and make Art!

What’s your passion, what do you wish you had more time for?


  1. I've missed your writing, Alicia!

    Indeed, life is short and there isn't enough time for things. We become aware of the real meaning of this, when we approach retirement. We kind of panic, and that often makes us take the wrong choices. Retirement is the stage when we're given our very last chance to be with ourselves, try to heal our soul and body, newly asses our friendships and family ties etc...

    Cooking lessons is not a good idea. The same applies to having the popular wine and dark chocolate. Gardening can be rewarding , but then if the knees give you trouble, that might mean you have to shed a few pounds. Art can offer you much; it depends on how passionate you are about it. Whatever you do, do it for your own pleasure and well being. Place yourself at the top of your priorities, as nobody else will do that for you.

    1. And I have missed writing DUTA! I just need to make time for it. Why is it that the older with get the more time flies by and the less we accomplish? Well I say the less we accomplish but I accomplish alot for others, just not for myself. My bosses are really happy with me, that's for sure.

      I agree with you, facing retirement and hitting 60 in a few months has really made me stop to think about what I have accomplished, what I know I will never accomplish and what is most important to me in the coming years.

      Right now family is the most important thing to me and that is what my next post will be about.

      Thank you for visiting and for not giving up on me...hahaha! I am still out here and the urge to write is as strong as ever :)

  2. Time flies by so quickly.
    We must all try to take time out during the day to enjoy something we like to do.

    A glass of wine is nice
    A quiet sit down with a book is nice
    Even a cup of tea, can be so enjoyable when you sit and relax a while.

    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

    1. Thanks for visiting Jan! I try to steal little moments here and there. Maybe if I had all the time in the world I wouldn't enjoy those stolen moments as much. I guess we have to always look for the bright side.

  3. I wish I had more time to live. By that I mean time to enjoy life outside of the office. I see my colleagues more often in a lifetime than I see most of my relatives. That can't be right.

    Work less... same pay.... Oh we wish, Alicia. We wish. :)

    1. Right? I see my coworkers more than anyone and they get the best of me, my employers gets the best of me, my clients get the best of the time I get home my art, my family, my puppy...they just get the dregs! *sigh*


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