What is time, anyway?

Holy barnacles! It's almost 2012. Where did the year go? What did I do? What am I doing with my life? Is it true that time flies or is it all in my head? Sometimes time goes by so frighteningly fast that I feel as if I've been robbed of precious life. Then there are those days that go by so achingly slow, I cannot bare to be conscious. What is time, anyway? How is it that there are minutes, days, hours, and years, but each one varies every single time? One year to another year cannot be compared. 

The main lesson I've learned when it comes to pondering about time is to simply enjoy every second. Live. Love being alive. Use the 24 hours you're given in a day. Hey, you're alive, right? That's a plus. How is it that a day off work or school can go by so rapidly? You wake up sometime near 11 a.m. You spend the next couple hours waking up, brushing your teeth, taking a shower, making breakfast. Next thing you know it's afternoon and all you've done is roam the internet. Since the sun depressingly departs at around 5 p.m., there's no point in going out. Then it's time for some Netflix and dinner. After that, you call it a day. Nothing was accomplished. Nothing was learned. Nothing occurred. 

Then there are those days that you have to be up at 6 a.m. for work. You're off at 2 p.m. and you already have a few hours of work under your belt, which obviously means you earned yourself a little bit of money. How productive! After that you do the laundry, go to the thrift store to obtain some Christmas gifts, and go grocery shopping at not one, but two stores. Then to wind down, you meet up with a couple of friends and splurge with a couple bottles of Andre Peach Passion Champagne. Sounds like an eventful and fruitful day.

What I'm trying to say is this: there are always 24 hours in a day. What fluctuates is how you utilize each moment. At the end of the day, when you're lying in bed trying to fall asleep, you don't want to think: Damn, I did nothing today. Don't waste anymore time. Learn something. Go somewhere. Call someone. 

Life is only as amazing as you make it. I'm trying my hardest to make my life extraordinary. Are you? 


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