Mac has been in on a training course in the city this week, and after his first commute he texted, "I forgot how much I hate the traffic." And it made me realise how very different my life is now compared to ten years ago.
Mac + I lived in the city for nearly ten years before we left to live overseas. We had busy lives, busy jobs + busy schedules.
Thinking about it now, I realised how much we were ruled by the clock. Time wasn't our friend.
Back then I used to wear a watch. I was ruled by deadlines + billable hours, by bus timetables + parking restrictions, I was being consumed by the machine + there was never enough time in the day
I was a square peg trying to squeeze into a very round hole. And I always felt I was missing something.
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Now I live a very different life.
I no longer wear a watch. And I live in a very small town, where nothing is more than five minutes away.
Before I was never late. Now I am perpetually late.
Now I have nothing but time.
And while I'm still busy - I still have appointments + deadlines, the rushing + constant time allocation is no longer an all consuming thing.
So I was thinking about all of this when I was playing in my journal. A couple of weeks ago I posted a sketch on the LilliBeans Facebook page, for illustration friday's them of 'Time' so I decided to paint it on a back ground I had half started with left overs from my Lifebook catch up.
|Nothing But Time.|
After all I have nothing but time to play with it.
And just this morning driving to the petrol station I had a flash of inspiration. So you will have to pop back next week to see if my idea works….
In these time driven period, with our busy lives + full schedules, how do you carve out time for yourself? I would love it if you shared your stories with us.
[LINKING TO PAINT PARTY FRIDAY]