Are you rushing through your life as well?

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  1. globalserenity profile image61
    globalserenityposted 13 years ago

    The last year seemed to just fly right on by, yet I am no closer to my ideal "Me" than I was at the start of the year. Due to finances and a crappy economy I know it wasn't one of those cases where "Time flys when you're having fun", because I certainly didn't have as much fun as I should have been having. Was I in a sense subconsciously rushing through it as if to, in a sense....get it over with? That's no way to live your life though! What do you think?

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image57
      prettydarkhorseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      hi global, everybody would like to go out of this quagmire we are in, maybe we just need to change a little bit about our expectations, if not we end up in big disappointments too

    2. h.a.borcich profile image61
      h.a.borcichposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I am very certain I am not rushing though life nor am I choosing to do so! There are times in life that are unpleasant and we do not enjoy as much, but I would rethink rushing it especially over money problems. Money is only money, and yes I have lived very lean even lived in my car once. But losing your health and getting a terminal diagnosis would be worse, and I doubt you would want to rush it. Make a choice to find something to smile over and enjoy no matter what. smile
      Just my thoughts, Holly

    3. AdsenseStrategies profile image63
      AdsenseStrategiesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The trick is to have a balance of rushingness and slow downtime

    4. MikeNV profile image68
      MikeNVposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      When people stop chasing materialism they recognize a purpose in life that is more fulfilling.

      Granted one must have a place to live and food to eat... but how many LCD Flatscreens is it going to take to make you "Happy"?

  2. globalserenity profile image61
    globalserenityposted 13 years ago

    I am kind of realizing that maybe I was rushing through it all subconsciously because I have been living my life for others for so long, yet I knew that someday I would find my niche, my flow, and do what I want to do, what I NEED to do for myself for a change. Actually, here at the beginning of a new year its already this future's so bright...I gotta wear shades!

    Really I guess I'm curious how many other people may have woke up one day and realized it was suddenly a year later. I know time seems to fly by the older you get, or at least that's what my elders continued to remind me of...but an entire year in my mind....simply....gone.....its unreal =/

    1. profile image0
      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this


      i guess we all have been there at some point. no like time the present, i always say. it's all about you now, so enjoy. i get you and i know what that feels like. my problem is i have too many ideas and then i write them down and the book or notepad gets put away in a box or drawer and i find it months later and go "oh yeah"...

      1. globalserenity profile image61
        globalserenityposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Omg, I KNOW that feeling all too well...tons of ideas, stacks of notebooks, nothing ever happens with them.

        Adsense you are right about that, balance is key, and thats what I'm working on now smile

  3. manlypoetryman profile image79
    manlypoetrymanposted 13 years ago

    Good thread...Sorry though...too busy to respond to this one at the moment !

    1. creepy profile image55
      creepyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      you just did

  4. H.C Porter profile image80
    H.C Porterposted 13 years ago

    I think  because you have realized what you are doing you can make the conscience effort to slow down and absorb the happiness and beauty that life can offer-even when things seem to be broken and dim.

    In January 2009- I set out to change my life- I wanted to find a new job/make more money and become more financially stable. It is now 2010- in 2009 I did find a new job that more than doubled my previous salary. I could have easily kept the job (rather than being fired-like I was), if I did something that went against my morals-and I would have been making well into six figures this coming year. Lucky for me- I stopped and slowed down and took the time to re-look at what i deem as success. Before that time- i spent everyday attempting to get ahead (as my life was falling apart), and I didnt want to be ahead if in the end I was ahead of everyone that I loved-just to die.
    I may not be making 6 figures- or even have a full time job currently- but I know my children, and I am happy-much happier today than I was when I was rushing through trying to find a perfect life.

  5. Ivorwen profile image69
    Ivorwenposted 13 years ago

    When I was younger, I had a list of things to accomplish.  A life plan and a list of goals.  They were what I wanted to accomplish. 

    One day, listening to the radio, the song "I'm in a Hurry" really hit home.  I realized the only way to enjoy life was to slow down.  Bad economic times and not reaching every goal has not hindered me from enjoying life. I have found that enjoying today, and the people in my life is much more important than reaching every goal I can dream up.

    Hope that makes sense.

  6. Gregg Biancci profile image60
    Gregg Biancciposted 13 years ago

    Every time I get the feeling I'm being rushed and losing focus on what is good for me as a person I think of the song "cat's in the cradle".  Cheesey, I know, but it helps me remember what is important in life.

  7. globalserenity profile image61
    globalserenityposted 13 years ago

    Yea, realizing lately that despite my terrible financial position right now, I have people around me that are willing to help me through this shift in my life. I know a lot of people aren't as lucky.

       Getting used to not spending every sent I have on a bunch of crap that doesn't matter has been, eye opening to say the least. Now that's not to say that they all sit idly by and say nothing as I go through this....process.

       I mean the honest truth? I was actively looking for work for around 5 months, after I realized my insurance check from the total loss on my car wasn't going to support me for long. I was denied for unemployment because the state felt, I suppose, that I currently pay like ....almost 0 bills where I am.

       That was when I realized I'd been wasting all my time, looking for work in the field I knew I couldn't stand any longer but was very accomplished in.

       I decided to begin using this so called "luck", and actually try the freelance writer thing. After all I am literally dead, without some form of it in my life at all times.

      I am happier than I've ever been...slowly going broke of course, but I just needed this ya know? Now to push through the fog, venture in to areas of myself I haven't given enough attention over the year, and continue to convince the people who love me that I know what I'm doing. It's not easy, but I think I can pull it off.

       This is the first time I've ever truly been able to use this expression but..."what have I got to lose?" Well, I may have my love for writing to lose, which would be everything to me. I just have to remember to also write for myself, maybe join a poetry site or something where I can share what I'm truly empowered in.

       Speaking of which, does anyone know of a decent spot like HubPages, where the sharing of poetry is the main objective?

    And thank you for all the inspiration comments smile

  8. H.C Porter profile image80
    H.C Porterposted 13 years ago

    Speaking of which, does anyone know of a decent spot like HubPages, where the sharing of poetry is the main objective?

    I dont know of any-but if you hear of one-please do let me know...

    1. globalserenity profile image61
      globalserenityposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I just signed up with Red Room, I'll keep you posted, still checking it out, but it seems they share just about every form of writing over there. But I know it isn't Poetry dominate .... that would be more what I'm looking for personally.

  9. H.C Porter profile image80
    H.C Porterposted 13 years ago

    Havent been to that site yet- I will have to check it out.
    I am interested in finding a poetry site too- I dont post a lot of poems on here-but i write quite a few

    1. globalserenity profile image61
      globalserenityposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yea, more than anything I need to find a site that can offer you safety, that will back you up in the case of copyright issues. I've always been so nervous about sharing any poetry online, it's kept me from doing it all together because of the fear of thievery.

      Not that I believe my work is worth stealing, well, part of me does. I just want to feel secure and respected ya know?

      I of course will offer my utmost respect toward other's who share their work. The one area of writing I've allowed myself to neglect is the reading part...I don't do nearly as much reading of other people's work as I should =/

      1. H.C Porter profile image80
        H.C Porterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Reading and commenting on others articles and poetry is the best way for you to get noticed-
        when someone comments on my stuff- i 9 out of 10 times will go check out there profile and read something they have written, just to see who exactly is reading and relating to what I am writing. It also gives new perspectives on things not yet considered. At least that is the way I approach it.
        You will find others that have your same sense of humor-sarcasm and interests, through reading and reviewing their writing.
        The forums here are also a way to engage conversation that interest you. if you are chatting or expressing your views in the forums- someone that can relate to what your views are, will probably want to read some of the things you have written, just to see what you are about smile  A persons personality-even on the internet-can make or break them....   smile

        1. globalserenity profile image61
          globalserenityposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Yep, along with getting a few things written and published on a few sites, my other goal right now is to just kind of make my presence known and pick up some ideas along the way through communication, that maybe I hadn't thought about before.

          I absolutely agree that when it comes to the web, that sort of thing is crucial for many reasons, and that you can develop a negative reputation if not careful and respectful.

          Also the other thing aside from writing that I can't seem to live without IS communication, and what better way to broaden that spectrum than discussion via forums or whatever is available to us? smile


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