02BB5: Time Sink

Tuesday Time

Metro Manila Community Quarantine - Day 941

I don't think I've read enough poetry in my life, but some things stick. One line that often comes to mind is "How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth...", which is the very first line of John Milton's Sonnet 7. The piece is specifically about how quickly time seems to pass by in your younger years, but it often comes to mind when I feel the time crunch for whatever reason. Time is quite the slippery fish.

I managed to get through the end-of-day to-do list that I blogged about yesterday, so that was a bit of a relief. But it's another day and I have another load of laundry in the machine and there are dishes in the sink again. I've at least gotten through my dailies: Elevate and Duolingo. But I still have this blog to write, more O Bar videos to finish, and other things.

And there are other things I kind of what to get done for work, but I also don't want to stay up too late because that's not good either. But there never seem to be enough hours in the day for everything that I want to do versus what I actually manage to get done. 

I forget where I heard this, but another line that has stuck with me is "There's always time for the things we want to do." It's not about efficiency but it's actually more about priorities. We tend to prioritize or put more effort into doing things we actually enjoy before those we don't. But a lot of times I feel bogged down just trying to keep pace with the MANY of things that I want to do and I don't know if I'm just being inefficient in terms of how I process things or something else.

For tonight, I want to address the aforementioned chores, process more O Bar videos, and then maybe cut my hair. We have a bit of an event tomorrow and I like how the white hairs are a little less visible when I buzz my hair short. Such is adulting.