Friday, May 30, 2014

Time flies

Two more days of May. 


Time flies. It's already the middle of 2014. Four more months and I'm turning another year older. 


Gretchen Rubin is right. 

"The days are long and the years are short." 

All the more that we need to spend our time wisely, spend more time on people and moments that are worth it. 

A few days ago, I was at a crossroads once again, wondering if I was doing enough or if I can do so much more. I'm doing quite well at work but I'm aware that if I spend more time in the office, if I get more work done, I can sashay so much faster to the VP post. 

I wanted to go full throttle once again. 

Until I went to my rehab schedule at Saint Luke's a few days ago. 

While waiting for my rehab doctor to see me for my injured hip and thigh, there I was, sitting on the couch along with the other patients. We were only two kinds: younger people my age who injured themselves and the elderly who suffered strokes or underwent a recent operation so they needed therapy afterwards. 

As I was looking at the more senior patients, I realized two things:

First, that health is the greatest equalizer. It knows no socio-economic status. 

Second, nobody looked back in their lives and thought: "I should have spent more time working in the office." 

Those thoughts were enough to straighten me out. 

Yes, I clocked out at 6:30pm last night and spent the rest of the evening having a good conversation with my husband. 

I'm aware that if I want to take this route, my VP post will take a longer while. 

But I will get there without sacrificing the people and the moments that matter.

And this, I have to remind myself everyday.  

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