Today and for the past year or so, I’ve been contemplating time…even when I didn’t know it.
Time to wake up
Time to get ready for school (work)
Time to fix dinner
Time to eat,
Time to go to bed
Rinse and repeat…
Time to get a job
Time to do my taxes
Time to retire
Life on a timeline…
When I was a little girl, I thought life was all about birthdays, and growing up, finishing school, getting married and living the Barbie and Ken life. Notice of course, that Barbie and Ken never had children, so that wasn’t part of my childish equation; neither did they have jobs that I’m aware of. I was always waiting on time, the right time.
I think when I was in my late thirties, I imagined that retirement meant that you didn’t need to wear a watch or have clocks in the house. You did everything on your own time.
But hey, the sun comes up in the east, daytime, and sets in the west, nighttime. Time just keeps on rolling along, whether you wear a watch or not. (That is really old thinking, most people don’t need a watch now; they have their cell phone to check the time.) I need to remember that I’m in a new century. I started out near the midpoint of the last century and now I’m 15 years into the new one.
In January 2014, I experienced a new time…unemployed time. After working for the same organization for 39 years, my entire department was eliminated. I’m a baby boomer, so you get a job while your in your 20s and stick with it.
Naive time…I thought I would be out of work for a month or so.
Sometimes you’re having a good time and you don’t know it.
Past your prime time…
Big gap in my planned timeline. Time and tide waits for no man.
So, with 14 months of time on my hands, job searching…and what a time that was, I am out of the unemployment line.
Now I have no time. Time to go to work. [back to the refrain]
Even Howdy Doody had a “time”.