Before I came here I made a little countdown in my pocket diary to see how many days I have left and how many days I have already been in the States. This morning, when writing down some appointments I saw the number 100, meaning I have 100 more days left here in beautiful California. I can’t believe how time is running. On one hand I have the feeling I have been here in LA forever, as I already had the opportunity to see a lot and made some great new experiences, but then on the other hand there is so much more to see and to do. The list is endless. So it already feels like I am a little bit under pressure, because of course I want to make the most out of my time here. I guess I don’t have to worry though, by just looking back at all the post I wrote, I get a good summary of what I have been doing while being here. And when looking at my pocket diary and all the upcoming things I have planed, I can definitely say that I am using my time right. There has been no weekend so far, on which I didn’t at least go out one day and explored different parts of the city, and there are so many things planned still.
So talking about my time left here I in general thought about the value of time. We can have an influence on basically everything we do, we are making hundreds of choices everyday, we can choose how we spend our day, what we spend our money on, what we will eat, but time ultimately is something we cannot change, 24 hours will always stay 24 hours, and that is what makes the value of time so special. Thinking about it we all plan our days by hours, depending on when we get up we make choices for breakfast, we make plans for the evening depending on when we will get off from work, we calculate the hours of sleep we have left deciding if we should watch another episode of our favorite tv show and so forth. And mostly everybody at least at some point has the feeling of being time-strapped. I read a good article about the price of time published by Forbes magazine. Not being able to change or extend the time we have we all should make the most of our time we have, and by this I not mean doing as most as you can on one day, but doing things you love and that make you happy. We all should stop wasting our time on things that we do not value, that do not bring us further in live. Just realize what time can mean:
To understand the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.
To understand the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
To understand the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To understand the value of ONE HOUR, ask lovers who are waiting to meet.
To understand the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the bus.
To understand the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.
To understand the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a gold medal in the Olympics.
Time waits for nobody, so make the most out of it 🙂