There is Never Enough Time

Time Passes

by A. Gagliardi

Time passes.

It is of the essence.

Time, like the stop watch at a horse race

runs quickly past us -

like the trickling water through a seive

it hurries onward,

ever onward.

Time passes;

and we pass too,

as though the days of our existence

were but moments in a hurried play

on a shortened stage.

Time passes;

and we can make each moment count

or let each moment count us.

It makes no difference

in the passing.


Time Passes

we start our days as babies
we start our days as babies | Source
My niece enjoying a fleeting moment in the sun.
My niece enjoying a fleeting moment in the sun. | Source
After at least 12 years of school - graduation.
After at least 12 years of school - graduation. | Source
One road to adult life is marriage.
One road to adult life is marriage. | Source
The years roll quickly by, and soon enough our lives, like this ruin are behind us.
The years roll quickly by, and soon enough our lives, like this ruin are behind us. | Source

there is not enough time for all I want to do

There just isn't enough time for all that I want to do. I don't know how all you Hubbers out there do all the writing you do. I am a teacher, so I go to school each day to teach and to learn. I need to write lesson plans, justify my work, do some research, and actually do some technical writing for the job. But that is not the kind of writing that urges me to stay awake until all hours.

In addition the need to keep the house up, pay the bills, do the laundry, do some volunteer work, make Dr. appointments and keep my car running take time. Then there is the shopping - at least for groceries.

I haven't mentioned hobbies or leisure activities - and who among you counts writing as a hobby? Is it just me, or does writing become a physical necessity? I find myself staying up - past midnight some nights - in order to put my thoughts into writing. It does not matter how much I have read, how much I have talked or listened. The act of writing seems like a physical need.

Anyway, I am bemoaning the fact that with a job that is not writing, there seems to be not enough time for me to do all that I really want to do. Some times I think the only thing I have been writing is lesson plans or my signature on checks. I can't find the full amount of time needed for a full-fledged writing career. I haven't figured out how to live without sleep yet.

So, my question to you writers on these Hub pages, is how do you fit the writing in? Especially those of you who do writing as a, shall we say, second career?



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FloBe 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

"Is it just me, or does writing become a physical necessity?"

I can totally relate to it being a physical necessity. I am not good at expressing my emotions orally unless I have first processed them through writing. So, writing is an emotional and a physical necessity for me. I write from my heart and speak from my mind so if I want to get in tune with my feelings, I must write!


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

I do want to have more time to nuture my friendships. It seems I never have enough time to take care of them. Oh what a great topic there is not enough time for all I want to do. I need an assistant, a housekeeper and a personal shopper... Love and Peace :)


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

Well there is absolutely never, ever enough time. This is a great hub Agaglia and I so enjoyed reading it.


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agaglia 6 years ago Author

Thanks ladies for your comments. Thanks also for having the same feelings as me -- not enough time! and the physical need to write. Don't we all need to feel that someone else has the same need as us?


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b. Malin 5 years ago

I'm so glad I stopped by, I would have hated to miss this one on Not Enough Time...How true, how true. I have recently retired and there is still NOT ENOUGH TIME to do half the things I want to do...But I am learning to make time, and to Enjoy LIFE. Loved this Hub, Poem, and Pictures, Agaglia.


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agaglia 5 years ago Author

Malin,

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you hang around to read more. I promise to come up with more.


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agaglia 5 years ago Author

We all want to do it all - all the time. As long as we love the time we spend and focus on the present, we are (or should be) happy.

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