Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Moving Too Fast

Lots of things are moving too fast lately.

1. The month of November, for one. I can't believe it's more than halfway over. Thanksgiving is in a few days and then we'll be in the Christmas season. In comparison, why does summer drag on and on?

2. My daughter is wearing make-up now. And straightening her hair. And oh yes, she is certifiably boy crazy. She's growing up too fast.

3. Now that I think about it, this entire year has gone by too fast. Does this happen as you age? I think so. I honestly don't remember years going by this fast when I was a kid. They seemed to plod along at a snail's pace.

4. However, one thing that is not moving too fast is my writing. I'm plodding along, but it's been hit or miss lately. I blame...well, there's really nothing to blame it on. I've actually felt pretty good physically, though mentally I've been struggling with very low motivation and depression. Gah.

Anything moving too fast for you these days?

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  1. My kids are growing up too fast... same as yours! Little daughter is three going on thirteen. When she's thirteen I have no idea what I'll be thinking... but I'll probably feel again that it's all just happening too quickly. :)

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    1. It seems like ever since my daughter went to kindergarten, the years have just flown by. Life really is too short!

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  2. Life in general gets faster and faster, I swear. It'll be summer again before we know it. I'm trying to remember to stop and be present and enjoy what's in front of me, like the gorgeous orange leaves on a tree through the window, even if just for a second. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. You're so right, Charlotte. This is my favorite time of year and I just want to slow down and savor it. :) Happy Thanksgiving to you, as well!

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  3. Yep, life just zooms on by! I can't believe this year is almost over.
    And as for kids growing - last year my 13 year old wanted kids things for Christmas. Now it's makeup and a handbag please!! How does that happen?
    I hope the writing picks up for you. :)

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    1. J.T., same thing is happening with my daughter! It's incredible how it changes so fast - one day they're kids, the next day, they're mini adults. LOL

      I'm hoping to get some writing done over our Thanksgiving break - saying a prayer that I do!

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  4. I find the years go by quicker and quicker as I get older - it really is frightening!

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    1. I think we need to invent some sort of machine to make it slow down! :)

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  5. Yes! The years are flying by faster and faster, and I can't believe it's already Thanksgiving. Fall is my favorite season, and I always want to savor it too, but it just zips by.

    I've heard the years appear to go faster because of our perceptions. When you're ten years old, a year is 1/10th your life, so it seems a very long time. When you're 40, a year is 1/40th, which is like a snap of the fingers...

    Hope your writing picks up. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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    1. DK, that makes a lot of sense - never heard of that before. So the answer is to invent a time machine and go back to when we were 10, only with all the knowledge we have now. LOL

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  6. It's frightening how fast the years are zooming by. The only solution, as others have said, is being present as much as possible in the moments of our days. Enjoy the season and everything it brings!

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    1. I agree, Christine, and usually I really slow down and enjoy the season this time of year. For some reason, I can't seem to get my mind settled down enough to do so! Here's hoping I figure it out soon. =D Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. Definitely this month has flown by; I feel like this year has been a blur.

    Your daughter reminds me of my youngest; makes me smile.

    Wishing you and yours a peaceful Thanksgiving. You are in my prayers!

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    1. Yes - this entire year has been crazy. It only feels like a few months ago I was recovering from a hysterectomy, but it's been 7 months!

      Happy Thanksgiving, Anna!

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