Ryan Estrada, Graphic Designer…

Time flies and then you die. But I kind of like that.

I have always been fascinated by the world’s obsession with altering time in one way or another. From film and literature to scientific and mathematical theories, humans have thought long and hard about time and how to change it. The problem seems to be that there’s never enough time! There are not enough hours in the day. Our kids are growing up too fast. How am I 40 already? (That’s not even old anymore FYI). No matter what it is, we are constantly reminded that time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future or more accurately the past.

But what if we had all the time in the world? Would it mean anything? Would it hold any weight in our lives?  Would we do anything and everything, or would we just say, “What’s the rush we’ll do it later”? I am so glad that time flies because it forces us to either use it or lose it. There’s no pausing, no going back, no saving it for later. See the beauty of time is that it is not here to stay. We have the time we have – no more, no less. Once we understand that we can’t control it, then we just have to figure out how we are going to spend it.

So, as they say, if you can’t beat them join them.

How are you going to spend your time today, tomorrow, this year? If I could make a suggestion, spend it doing something you love. Life is too short to not spend every second of it pursuing your passions. Because, at the end of it all, you’re not going to look back and wish you spent more hours at that dead-end job you hated or with that person that brought you down and stole your thunder. You’re going to wish you took that job, played that open-mic, or bought that zoo.

Ask yourself these questions: What’s your passion(s)? What do you want to be known for? How can you pursue that today? You don’t have to love every minute of time, but you have to live it. So, make the most of every moment. Let every moment be in pursuit of what makes you happy and forget the time-machine crap (It’s dangerous).

Here’s a completely objective by no means expert guide to spending time:

Spend it pursuing your passion
With people that fan your flames
And douse them when you need it.
Be on time and respect others time.
Don’t waste a single minute
worrying, whining, or wishing.
Dream big. Plan bigger.
And always follow through.
Learn, Grow, Rinse and Repeat.

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