The Art of Time

Time is precious. Sometimes I forget how precious time really is. See, I got down last year during the Pandemic. I was a bit down for awhile and didn’t really know who to talk to about it. I didn’t miss doing things. I missed my family and friends. I missed the moments we always shared during birthdays and holidays. I treasure special moments with the people who truly care about my wellbeing and I care about their wellbeing.

My friends and family checked in frequently. We did plenty of video chats. It felt so good to see smiling faces again.


I had lots of discussions with friends through texts and phone calls. It made me realize how different everyone is. Some people were more extroverted than I realized and some people were more introverted than I realized. This new time we were spending at home opened my eyes to the fact that everyone does handle things differently. Some people can’t stand to be alone for long. They need to be surrounded by people often. When they couldn’t go out to restaurants or concerts they had a hard time coping. Some people had a really hard time being alone. I would have thought having that time to themselves would have made them happy but it wasn’t true. I think some people just have that personality where they always feel like they are missing out on something. They have to go…go…go…otherwise they feel like life is passing them by.

I noticed many people started to rethink their job situations. Some people chose to leave some jobs and become entrepreneurs. Would they have done that if the Pandemic didn’t happen? I don’t know. When you have the time to reflect it’s amazing what decisions you make.

I started to think a lot more about my personal life. All I know is that time is precious. I don’t want to have regrets. If there is something I want to do and I can afford it/within my capabilities to do it then I do it. I save room and time for the people I know who would do the same for me. I don’t rush through things like I used to. I like taking my time and enjoying moments. I don’t look at my watch if I’m having a good time. I don’t look at my phone if I’m having a good time. I don’t even rush to take pictures. I just feel the moment. If it’s a vibe, it’s a vibe. I just stay there. I don’t think about being anywhere else but with the person or people that are right in front of me. I’m also more protective. I opened the door for some people who didn’t deserve it and had to close it.

The Pandemic made me realize I had one more book inside of me. I felt like I needed to write one more full-length book so that’s what I’m doing. I will always continue to write, but not another full-length book after this one.

We don’t get any of this time back. We can’t say “sorry, I wish I hadn’t skipped out on you.”. When that day is over, it’s done. The only thing you can do is handle things differently the next day. Make time for the things and the people that matter.

Peace and blessings!

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