Sunday, September 20, 2020

Alphabet 2020: T is for Time


Time is funny isn't it?

Every week we have a two day weekend which is never long enough, but when we have a three day weekend that isn't long enough. Have a week long break from work and that often isn't long enough  either. Every weekend there is a list of things to do but we often run out of time to do them all but then you think well what did we achieve? It is sometimes only when you sit down and look back you can see all the things that you have achieved.

In this crazy year that is 2020 it feels like time has been dragging but when I look back this time last year feels like it wasn't that long ago. This time last year we weren't yet married. And yet we have spent far more time together over the last 6 months than we ever would have expected.  We met in January 2017, so coming up to 4 years ago but I can't imagine life with him. I do remember what that is like and I wouldn't want to go back.

My son turns 22 this week. 22! How did that happen? And yet it did, and that is something that we feel both when we look at our own kids and others. Where did that time go?

One of the reasons I am thinking about time is that we both signed up to do a double diploma this week (in different fields). I did a 3 day course a couple of years ago, and a couple of things in the late 90s but really other than that I haven't done any formal learning since the early 90s and even then I dropped out because I couldn't fit it in with work, social life, sport and church (which at the time was important but isn't a factor now). It is something that I have thought about doing several times, and talked about doing, but just haven't quite done anything about it.

In theory the course can take up to two years which sounds like forever, but two years ago my son was living in America, I wasn't engaged let alone married, we had done the kitchen renovation but we hadn't done anything else yet, I was in a different job so a lot can happen in two years!

The question really is how am I going to fit it in? Work is crazy busy and I am working long hours, I still want to read and blog because I have really enjoyed coming back to blogging this year and I feel as though it is filling a need for me right now. There are some things that can go but do I want to let them go. I guess I will see.

Even the fact that I normally would post these A-Z things on a Thursday or Friday but today it is Sunday says  something about time I think. This was a good idea at the beginning but because there is no set theme or structure it is easy to skip a week. I do have an idea for another A-Z but that is going to be music based so I will announce that once I get to the Z on this one which could be some time between 6 to 12 weeks or longer

Sounds like a long time right, but that will fly by, because time is funny like that.


  1. I've been think about the passage of time a lot, too. My daughter was married this time last year (on the 22nd), but it doesn't feel like a year at all! And yet so much has happened in the past 12 months. We were driving to an appointment yesterday and noticed all the fall colors and I commented that I don't even feel like we had a summer. The pandemic has definitely added to the strange passage of time, but I've noticed that the older I get (and since we retired), the weeks fly past much more quickly than they used to. I'm ready for 2020 to be over, but after that, I'd be happy if things slowed down just a little bit.

    Good luck with your course! It's amazing what you can accomplish once you set your mind to it.

    1. We definitely missed out on autumn and winter les. Although it has been nice to not have to go out in the cold during winter!

  2. Time went on a real rollercoaster this year. Sometimes way to fast, other times way to slow.

    I guess it will always come down to what we do with our time...

    Have a good week Marg, we'll chat about the upcoming post for the best sellers.

    Here's my The Sunday Post #12

  3. Good luck with your classes! That's a big decision but it will feel like such an accomplishment when you're done.

    Time is always weird, dragging by through the work week and flying by on the weekends but 2020 has thrown it off the rails. In some ways this year has dragged on forever and ever. In other ways, I can't believe we're halfway through September already. Leaves are changing and falling here and we're looking for our next location with my husband's job. I guess it really does march forward, no matter what's going on.

    1. That's exactly right Jen. Time does march on. Babies are born, people died, life goes on..

  4. We've just had a week at the beach, it went so fast my head is spinning! It's Mr Books bday today and we were talking about my bday back in feels like another lifetime ago, going out for dinner without social distancing, signing in, sanitising at the door.
    Hope you're getting some of this lovely sunshine today.

    1. We did get a bit of sunshine, but can't wait until we can go to the beach. Even the one just down the road would be nice