AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT.
I am as guilty as the best of them. I don’t have time.
You want to see a movie? Maybe in two months.
Feel like a chat over coffee? Sure! I’m open next spring.
Happy Hour? Right. I have laundry to do.
Lately, I’ve been overwhelmed with the amount of time I don’t have. I work a full time job at a coffee shop, I go to school for Interior Design and I just purchased a house whose projects take my every waking hour (which don’t get me wrong, is AWESOME.) The idea of a social life is a hilarious joke and the last movie I saw in the theaters might have been the first Hunger Games. Ok, you caught me, I saw Interstellar. The fact of the matter is, I haven’t had much time for anything and I’m coming to realize my priorities are completely upside down.
In the last 6 months alone, I have lost an Uncle and two dear friends. And as I mourn their loss, I sit among friends who have lost parents, children, friends, brothers, sisters, grandparents. All of these within one year. ONE YEAR.
This life keeps getting shorter, don’t you think? The air we habitually breathe is not promised each waking morning. Our sweet interactions and encounters with family, friends and strangers are not to be taken advantage of.
I am tired of death. I am tired of hearing the news of another beautiful soul passing on to the next grand adventure.
I am tired of the feeling of regret. The regret that your last encounter wasn’t good enough. The feeling that your mind wandered in a million directions during your last conversation. The feeling that you talked more about yourself than listening to what they had to say. I’m tired of the knot in my stomach that reminds me of the fact that there was never a real good bye.
The latest passing of a dear friend reminded me that we just don’t have enough time.
There isn’t enough time to be busy. There isn’t enough time to not pick up the phone. We don’t have enough time to to forget birthdays or drive past a friends house without a short visit. There is absolutely no time for selfishness, not time for petty arguments. We don’t have enough time for stress and there is definitely no time to not listen to a terrible but still kinda funny joke.
Make time for what’s important. There is ALWAYS time for what is most important. So make it happen.