Oh Time....

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Poem - Time - By Lang Leav. You were the one I wanted most to stay. But time could not be kept at bay. The more it goes, the more it's gone, the more it takes away.

Don't you find that time goes fast? Sometimes too fast. Yes this is a cliché! But it's both amazing and scary how it flies by. I mean just look at a child, whether it be a close relative or friends or it could be a child in the public eye, look at how quickly they develop and grow from a very dependant baby to a running here there and everywhere toddler.

Just look at families on YouTube such as the Sacconejoly's, they document everyday of their life's and you realise how quickly that time has gone when you watch an older video from a few months ago, you see such a growth in their children. Which is amazing! 

But, time passing quickly is, more often than not, viewed as a bad thing. Apart from when you where younger, in school watching and waiting for the clock to tell you it's almost home time. But as you get older it feels as if the years become shorter, and I'm only 17! I can't seem to get my head around the fact I turn 18 this year and going of to uni. Most of us soon realised that watching the clock only makes us feel stressed. Whether it be a deadline, not enough time to do everything or simply realising that you aren't doing anything, we all know the feeling of being under the glare of a clock. 
Time Quote - ''Time is what we want most, but what we use worst'' - William Penn
Even if you were to get rid of all clocks around you, although you might not notice the time pass so much, it will still creep up on you and be gone. Normally, you can run from a lot of things or simply ignore them.Now I think that's a scary concept. But time is YOUR past, YOUR present and YOUR future. Why should we run from that, we can control what we do with it! 

I myself am very guilty of just letting time slip away, you know the usual way - spending countless hours in the depths of YouTube, getting through a whole season in a short amount of time or scrolling endlessly through Tumblr (sneaky little link to my tumblr). But I'm aiming to slowly start to utilise my time more efficiently, simply starting off with spending more time on college work like I mention in my New Year Goals. Then gradually move onto bigger things like taking more trips, spending less time in front of a screen and more time around family and friends - basically just creating new, and varied memories so that my days don't all blur into one.

So basically, what I'm trying to get across in this blog post that has been bugging me for weeks trying to get what I'm trying to say out into not to rambley sentences, is the perception of time is subjective, everybody is following the same basics of a clock, but it's up to you what you do with it!

I thought I'd add in a little thing I wrote when the idea of this post first came to me, I was slightly unsure whether I should share it or not...but oh well.

Time poem. We wake, we wake, we wake. We sleep, we sleep, we sleep. We think,we think, we think. We Watch. Not always knowing, until it hits, that another week, month, year has passed. We begin to reminisce, of all the time that flew so fast. The occasional great memory, one pops up here and there. But on a whole, our repetitive routines merge into one. For a sense of security? Out of laziness? A black and white view? Are we distracted or simply ignorant? We click, we click, we click. We sit, we sit, we sit. We stare, we stare, we stare. We watch. We watch as time slips away



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22 comments

  1. It really is scary. I also watch Anna on Youtube makes my day hah. xox

    http://www.rainbowsandunicornsblog.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks for commenting : ) and did you see the last bit of today's video, the little father daughter chat, so adorable

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  2. Time apparently moves faster as we get older as we have less milestones to look back to measure time with?? I think I read that somewhere haha. But yes time is just flying!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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    1. That's really interesting, may have to start setting myself milestones haha

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  3. I agree completely. Time goes so fast! Love the poems xo

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  4. It is scary how time passes by so quickly, but your right in the sense that we control what we do with our time - guess we gotta make the most of it!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty Blog

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    1. Lets use all the new year motivation to stop wasting time! Haha

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  5. This post was so capturing, love it!!!

    Alice x
    alzgalz.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. This is brilliant and love the use of poems. I really wanting to make the most of today and not let time slip away xx

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    1. Thank you. I agree and you've got a little rhyme going on there haha

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  7. I also feel like time goes by so much faster as you get older! I remember being in middle school (age around 13-14) and wishing that I was older so I could be out of school. I remember graduating and then thinking "wow, can I be 13 again!?" School definitely sucked but I miss the lazy days with no bills or big responsibilities haha

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. Hahaha I'm the same, oh the time without responsibilities

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  8. I love this post so much! Makes you think about how you should try your best to capture everyday because time goes sooo fast! I'm in year 13 now and it feels like year 7 was three years ago!

    Clothing Conscious // Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thank you and I'm in the same position as you - its a big year!

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  9. It is so scary how fast time goes by, I swear the years go faster and faster!

    www.saltandchic.com // UK Fashion Blog

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    1. What if we took a picture everyday of something, it would be a great way to capture each and everyday of the years

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  10. I love Lang Leav! I've got her book 'Love and Misadventure'.. totally gorgeous!
    Lovely post xoxo
    www.cathaura.blogspot.com

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    1. I just came across her I might have a look at that book. Thanks

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  11. Hello beautiful! Great post. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7pm because we love to party with you! Happy Memorial Day! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thank you for stopping by : )

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