66 degrees this morning.
One of those days when I write in the date and wonder what happens to time? I expect if anyone had the capacity to actually buy more “time” it would be the most popular product available and people would spend fortunes just for more time.
I think that is one reason mobile phones are so popular. I told someone when they came out that mobile phones are like being able to “buy time”. Looking back, I still feel that is true, but it also is a great way to waste time also!
Tomorrow will be (if I am figuring right) 8 months that I should have had a lot of “free time”, but I really have kept busy the full time.
I think part of it is, as described by the author of “Reset”, that looking for employment is a 24 hour, 7 day “job”. You are always looking for the one break that will get a job, not even a dream job, just a start.
One of his comments was “you wear unemployment like you wear a suit”, except it is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and eventually it starts to became part of your skin (or words to that effect, one of the weaknesses of audio books, you can’t find a quote when you want one!)
My first full time “City” or perhaps career job is a better term came about in a strange way. I had just either gotten “stood up” by a woman, or there was a misunderstanding and was diving back to my apartment in a funk. I had just graduated from Wichita State University and during the Summer I was completing my M.A. degrees with a research course.
As I pulled up at a stop light (I can still picture it), my Professor pulled up beside me, saw me and yelled about a job he know about and to call him. He was an excellent dedicated Professor, but I don’t believe he ever would have thought about contacting me about it otherwise. (I had finished my course, so I wouldn’t have seen him otherwise.)
I called about the job, interviewed for it and got the job and my career started in Liberal, Kansas, and the time has definitely flown by.
I think when you are looking for employment, you are aware that the next thing you read may be the break you need, the next person you meet may know of a job, or you may miss an opportunity.
Strange, I have never thought of it before like this, but in a strange way, it almost is like someone gambling, you are always waiting for the big break.
I have often wondered about people who get a job and then either waste time with personal activities or just don’t try to do a good job. I think, don’t they know how valuable a job is (especially a good job)? I think the book “Reset” would be a good book for someone who has a job, to remind them of what it is like not to have a job.
Same with time, I see my granddaughters being bored and want to warn them to not waste the time by being bored, but I know they won’t understand.
I can’t find the exact quote but this will do (Horace MannI): “Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.” I
t think the problem is, your really don’t know where time is lost and you don’t realize you are losing it until you have lost it. And then there is no way of finding it again.
Time is moving on fast, That’s it for now, Friday, July 25, 2014.