You Haven’t Lost Time

I’m often hard on myself because I think I haven’t used my time wisely. I could work all day, and I still feel like I haven’t done enough. I’m sure we all feel this way. I suppose that is part of the human condition.

But my brain takes it a step further, and there are days where I feel as if I’ve wasted large chunks of my life — because I didn’t get serious and settle down soon enough. Although the judgment reached an all time high after the Lynch Syndrome diagnosis, I’ve come to this conclusion: These thoughts really are tiring… and boring.

While it might feel like a giant challenge or perhaps, even, not the best use of my time (according to whom, I don’t even know!), as NaNoWriMo 2016 begins this week (on 11/1), I am going to remind myself of a recent Gratefulness.org quote:

Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think that you’ve lost time.

— ASHA TYSON

I think I can safely say that the challenges I’ve encountered in the past two years — Lynch Syndrome, clinical depression, menopause — have actually inspired me to grab life by the balls and get to it. “It” meaning everything I’ve put off because it wasn’t the right time or I was too scared. Not any more.

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5 thoughts on “You Haven’t Lost Time

  1. Beautiful post, I love the thinking behind this because I could be accused of feeling like I’m wasting my time, no matter what I do, as well. I’ll have to keep this post in mind for now on and see what it does for me!

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