“Time is a created thing.”

“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is to say ‘I don’t want to.’” – Lao Tzu

I do understand what this means, yet it’s got to be wrong. There’s nothing I’d rather do than blog – yet, last week, seven days went by and I looked up and realized I’d put it off for a harried schedule every day. And now it’s a week since I sat down and put to paper all of my current thoughts because of time constraints. Family and things happen. It’s life.

Or, was it a poor job of managing?

Or could it be I I took time to daydream a bit?


(Thanks Pinterest)

Downtime maybe. But I didn’t mean to take downtime. Can your body take downtime when you are not looking?

I think maybe that happened.

For over five years I’d been writing every morning. When I sent the latest book off to a professional editor, I felt myself kickback. I didn’t mean to. It just happened. I played with grandchildren, I had sleepovers. I cleaned my basement. That unintentional kicking back bled over into the other areas of my life giving me a sense of freedom. It felt good. Changing my pace, changing my momentary focus.

You can’t let life stand in the way of living.

2 thoughts on ““Time is a created thing.”

  1. Maggie Mainzer July 8, 2013 / 3:16 pm

    I really feel that everybody needs to take time off from daily routine, which would include writing a book, cleaning house, even working. Unless this is impossible for specials projects that need to be done, as you write, it is refreshing to do something that makes us happy and relaxed.

    • dspbb July 8, 2013 / 4:58 pm

      Thanks for the comment. I have to be reminded of that quite often!

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