There’s a song I remember from my teenage years that Jim Croce sang – “Time in a Bottle.” It’s a rather wistful song, both with the lyrics and the tune. The lyrics include these words: “But there never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do, once you find them.”
Right now I’m feeling the truth of those words!
We’ve just bought a house and will be moving from where we’ve lived the last three years. We’re trying to do it in a more organized way than previous moves…especially since we don’t have to be out of our current place at a specific time. So we’ve been slowly packing big items, moving them, and unpacking them. We’ll do a major push later this fall.
But besides doing that sorting (sort of!) and packing, we’re also watching our 1-year-old granddaughter–who is really keeping us hopping! I don’t always have a lot of time to get other things done during the day, because we’re reading, dancing, playing games, chasing her up and down the stairs, etc., etc., etc. It’s great fun watching here–but I’m not sure I really need much other exercise!
On top of that, I’m the Registrar for our local chapter of the American Guild of Organists…responsible for music at my congregation…dealing with MS…wife, mother, grandmother, minister…
And yet…I do find the time to do what I really want to.
So maybe the question isn’t so much that there isn’t enough time to do the things you want to do. Maybe it’s really taking the time to find the things that you want to do–because once you determine what they are, you will find time.