Make time

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you it’s been a very busy week and I bet you had a busy one too.

I had a long weekend before this. One Monday was a local holiday and I took the Friday off before that. I feel that I need to spend more time at home with my Mom, who’s going back home pretty soon and with my son, who’s growing too fast for me to catch up.

Time can be really tricky as we know. We always have more things that we want to accomplish in such so little time.

One of my co-workers went on holidays so I had to cover for her at work. This is an unfamiliar task to me and although she showed me the things that I needed to do, it still wasn’t that easy.

I was counting down the days until she comes back and each day before turning on my computer, I cross my finger that there’s nothing for the day that I can’t handle.

I made sure that I was careful, about sending queries, communications or responses on her behalf. I didn’t want her to come back and find her work in chaos. I did all these while still doing my own tasks; Not easy but of course, not impossible.

We are faced with new challenges everyday and we always have a choice – take it and grow or leave it and be who we are yesterday – same and unimproved.

I found this new app and downloaded it on my mobile phone. It’s like any social media application but focuses on prose and poetry.

I instantly fell in love with it because it gave me a window to witness all those creativity overflowing out there around the world.

I remember back in high school I would scribble poems on my notes during class. It worked well for me because it appears I’m listening and taking notes and get to enjoy the boring classes. Ha!

-> Time can be, most of the time, against us. It goes so fast when we’re working on something important and when we needed more time. It goes by so slow when we’re early for a meeting and waiting for someone or something. But we have to remember that 24 hours is enough. It is all about knowing what’s important, planning and making time.


  1. Hi taH,
    I don’t think we’ve met, but I’ve been part of this coffee share thing for about 6 months now. I too enjoy playing with words but for me, I’m much more concerned for the images I can paint with them. My current project is producing and collecting shore essays about growing up. I’m trying to perfect the ability to tell a short story (<2000 words) that entertains a reader enough to come back for more. I selected 2000 words as a limit because so few people want or will sit still for long winded stories any more. We are short of patience and attention span. Okay, if that's our audience, I want to see if I can write to them. Anyway, I'd love to hear your reaction to my method. Most of these are little more that written versions of oral history that I've shared with friends and family for years with only some literary style and hyperbole stirred in.

    Anyway, I'm glad you joined us this week and hope to see you again next week. Blessings.


  2. “We are faced with new challenges everyday and we always have a choice – take it and grow or leave it and be who we are yesterday – same and unimproved.”

    This is SO what I’m dealing with at work. Thank you, thank you!!!


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