There is Never Enough Time
by A. Gagliardi
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,
and we pass too,
as though the days of our existence
were but moments in a hurried play
on a shortened stage.
and we can make each moment count
or let each moment count us.
It makes no difference
in the passing.
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?