Day 3, Post 3 – I have decided to pick up this challenge again, as it will get me back in the routine of writing again.
Time is a funny thing. As a kid, time would always move so slow. Things that I wanted to end faster (like the school day) took forever. When I got my first job, the more I looked at the clock, the slower the shift went. Things that I didn’t want to end (playing with friends), always went by too fast.
As an adult, time feels like a blur. In less than a week I will have been at my current job for a year, though it feels like it was just a few months ago. Just two months ago was Thanksgiving, and a month ago was Christmas. Almost a month ago now was New year’s. All of those days feel like they were days ago. Time went by with the blink of an eye. Blink, and you will miss it.
Another thing that made me get through time was having something to look forward to or look back on. My biggest example would be when I had fun plans for later that night after shift (even better when they were sexy plans), and even things that had happened before my shift.
I would get through the day thinking “Seven more hours and I get to see [person].” “Five more hours….” etc. You get the idea. Having those plans gave me a reason to finish the day, especially since work would keep me busy. I have never been good at sitting around and waiting, especially if I am ready to go and my plans aren’t til later.
If my plans happened before my shift, I would do the opposite. “One hour ago I was [doing something naughty].” “Two hours ago….” etc. Having something fun happen before my shift usually meant I would have a good day, making the day go by faster.
Nowadays, the only thing I really look forward to is going home. I have the normal 9-5 and I never have enough time to be bored. I usually end up wishing I had more time in the day to finish my work.