I’ve really had the concept of time bouncing around in my head for a while.
I think it started with the end of Daylight Saving Time last weekend. It’s amazing how changing the time by only one hour can make the entire day seem longer. Just about the time that I started to get used to a new time, I went on a weekend trip to Michigan. Changing time zones, and changing ANOTHER hour, really brought my awareness to how fluid the concept of time can be.
Sure, I’m really uptight about time. I’m a very busy person, and it’s my own fault. If I have a free moment, I usually schedule something to fill that slot. I’m almost always late to work at Starbucks, but early to meet my clients. And yet, I still feel like I never have enough energy to get everything accomplished. I know that a large part of that is related to my thyroid hormones and the continuous struggle to get the supplements right. With this in mind, it’s incredible that I was able to spend a blissfully relaxed weekend in Michigan. I didn’t have anything major planned (except a late-night excursion to Kalamazoo to see my friend, Doug, play in a concert), and I was able to just relax and enjoy myself. My watch and my phone showed two different times, and instead of trying to figure out how much time was “left” to “accomplish something,” I just didn’t worry about it. Genius. I need to do that more!
On a totally unrelated note, I was able to swing by my favorite mural and grab a shot of it, and I was able to eat Friday night dinner with five of my male cousins. I went on my first ATV ride, and got my Chacos muddy for the first time this season. We had a great time! 🙂