Editor's Note: June 2008
Author: Maggie Washo | Photographer: Photography By Anne
“Do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” —Benjamin Franklin
It always seems to me that you get more accomplished if you have less time in which to do it. I often wonder why it takes me all month to write my Editor’s Note when I compose it on deadline day in less than 20 minutes (Well, usually. Depends on how much of nothing I have to say. Ha!)
I didn’t really care much about wasting time when I was younger. In fact, the more time I was wasting, the more fun I was generally having. It is only as I’ve gotten older that I think about it more. Maybe that is why I’ve stopped watching so much television. I just sit there thinking… I should do the laundry, read a book, go to the beach, meet friends for drinks, clean out Lulu (my car, in case you’ve forgotten) and take my dog for a jog around the neighborhood. With all of that going on in my head, it’s really hard to concentrate on whatever it is I’m trying to watch!
Perhaps as adults we realize we don’t have as much time left, so we go about making every minute count. We begin asking ourselves questions. Am I where I should be in life right now? Am I giving back enough to the world, my employer, my children, and my spouse? Should I be married? Am I getting too old to have kids, start a new career or take a year off to go sailing around the world? Am I happy?
Am I wasting time?!
Only you can answer that. But I hope I’ve given you a few things to obsess about over the next month.
Me? I’m going to waste time at the beach. If your head starts to hurt, come join me.