Chased by Time

The older I get, the faster time seems to fly by…

I mean, seriously, when I was a kid Christmas break seemed to last a life time.   Looking back now and realizing the break was only two weeks truly blows my mind.  How is that even possible?  My kids get out of school for break and it seems as though they have to go back the very next day.

Just this week, I couldn’t believe it’s already April.  Didn’t we just say “Happy New Year” a few days ago?

Stray Kids’ new song, Chronosaurus, addresses this very thing.

{English Translation}

I just dash out even if I get out of breath
I run constantly
Why does time run to me so fast?
I just dash out even if I fall
I keep running
I can just run so time can’t even see me

[Post-Chorus 1]
Woah, woah, woah, yeah, yeah
Tick tock, tick tock, gettin’ closer
Woah, woah, woah, yeah, yeah
Tick tock, tick tock, run fast

As children we really have no concept of time.  When we creep closer to adulthood we become aware of just how fast time can go by.  Once we reach 30 or 40, it seems to fly at the speed of light.

I’ve wondered what it is about growing older that speeds up our sense of time.  My theory is as we grow and mature, we develop a stronger appreciation of time.  We want to make our time count.

Quality Time…

Personally, I want to make the most of every minute I’m given, especially with my children.  At times I even fear not having enough time for the many things I want to accomplish before my time runs out.  So I strive to live each day to the very fullest.

Of course, this is simply my opinion on the matter.  I’d love to hear from you.  What are your thoughts?  When did you begin to notice the difference in time in your life?  Have you found ways to make the most of your time now that it feels as though it’s slipping away faster than you wish?

4 thoughts on “Chased by Time

  1. I miss being a child and not understanding the concept of time, I also miss being a teenager and not having the feeling that time is slipping away from me faster than I can hold onto it. I’d be okay because there was always more time, but now that I’m 21 I’m starting to look at things a lot more seriously, I have to start doing things NOW because there “isn’t more time”, I’m not a kid anymore – I need to start taking control of time before it starts taking control of me. I also love the fact you incorporated SKZ into this! xx

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    1. Thanks! Their song really hit close to my heart because I feel like I’ve been trying to out race time for awhile now. I know how you feel. I miss the days of not feeling weighed down by the knowledge that nothing lasts forever. At the same time though I think it helps us thoroughly appreciate the value of life and time. We take things for granted less.

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  2. The Eclectic Contrarian July 8, 2019 — 8:18 pm

    “My theory is as we grow and mature, we develop a stronger appreciation of time.”

    Yes! When you’re young, time is like eternal! No worries and little to no responsibilities…

    But! when you get older and you see how precious time is, you start wanting it to slow down and you want to milk every second with the most meaningful experiences possible.

    It’s what I started thinking about in my late 30’s, how many people have lived their entire lives but have never lived?

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