I will be the first person to admit that I probably “bit of a little more – a lot more – than I can chew” this summer. I’ve been feeling this for a couple weeks, mainly since I started job number 2…
But especially this week when exhaustion hugs my body like my favourite sweater – oh and did I mention – it’s only Wednesday.
Let me catch you up to speed, for the last three days I have woken up at 6 a.m. worked from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. doing physical labour – then rushing home, showering, and eating – and then working at the gym from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.
This basically means I am out of my house from 6:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. once I ride my own horse after both jobs are finished.
So in conclusion – I say with my eyes barley open and my words only forming in lazy mumbles – I am completely and utterly exhausted. I literally count the minutes until I can go back to bed again and I’ve given up all hope on finishing my 2000 word English essay that’s due in 12 days.
I’ll try again next week.
Because my fingers are crossed that maybe ill have less shifts.
Even though I know it wont mean relaxing – just work in a different setting.
So now that I’ve vented and complained and maybe even cried a little about how my summer is playing out this year – I did notice something when I was working at the break of dawn (not actually) and it’s something that I’ve technically been aware of for my entire life.
The Concept of Timing
The concept of timing has been drilled into your brain from the very beginning. You go to bed at a certain time, you have to wake up a certain time, you have to preform certain tasks at certain times on certain days. Evidently time is essential in the world we live in. It helps give us routine and stability. It determines when we do certain things.
But time also has a way of slowing down time – or completely speeding it up.
And this is something I have really realize over the last couple of weeks.
It truly and honestly depends on what you are doing that determines if time is going to be on your side on not – and the catch here is time never seems to actually work out in your favour.
For example – today when I was cleaning fields for exactly one hour in surprisingly cold, even for Canada, July weather the hour completely dragged on. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a slower hour. But once I got home and had a spare 20 minutes for a cat-nap it was the fastest twenty minutes I’ve ever experience and I was left groggy and begging for more time.
If you want my honest opinion here – time sucks and is probably one of the most powerful influences in your life – so suck it up right? I guess we can take comfort in the fact that time is personally screwing everyone over and not just you personally.
Anyway, I’m exactly 33 minutes into job number two for the day which means sadly I have 4 hours and 27 minutes to go.
So, if anyone needs me, I’ll be asleep under my work desk.