I’m slowly figuring out that it’s quite a struggle to manage time as an adult. As a kid, time seemed almost endless- it felt like turning eighteen was light years away and boy, was I wrong…
As a young pup, I didn’t fully understand the concept of time, or significance of dates (except I somehow always remembered Christmas and my birthday…). Honestly, maybe I still don’t really understand how time works? I seem to have flip flopped and as I get older, time goes by at a flash. Some days, I feel like I’ll be turning 60 years old ‘tomorrow’ and I’ll have nothing to show for it. We are already six months into 2018 and I’m just now starting new projects. I feel as though it flies by so quickly that I’m essentially wasting my days instead of making the most of them.
One particular morning, I awoke with no cares in this world- I was just happy to see the sun was shining and the flowers were finally blooming. After a while, I thought to myself- I’m as fragile as a flower. I need full sunlight, plenty of water and room to sink my roots in deep. When Winter arrives and the sun hides, I start to wilt and my leaves start to sag more and more each day. I hold on a little longer until I can’t stand the bitter cold and dark days. My flower is no longer bright, beautiful and vibrant. It’s dead leaves remain a reminder of the beauty it once had- and still has… Think about the struggle a flower must go through just to make it to next spring.
Time flies to next spring and you notice the flower is blooming more beautiful and stronger than ever before. Which I suppose you could find a deep metaphor in staring at your garden; There is always struggle but keep your roots planted and day by day things will get easier until you’re finally ready to blossom into something beautiful.
It was in that moment that I stopped wallowing in my own sorrows- what’s the point, right? The “woe is me” attitude only pushes you farther back… So, I decided to just live in the present. Day by day; getting stronger as I go. There are certain things in life you just can’t control- just remember to breathe in the fresh air and keep your roots planted deep.
Hi! I’m Jacqueline. Welcome to my Blog! I am a very simple girl residing in a town smaller than most people can comprehend. It’s an ocean side town on the rocky coast of Maine. I am forever surrounded by beauty and serenity which makes my creative side glow. I am a freelance photographer with a love for tea, kittens, books and adventure.