The passage of time


I always find the new year a tricky time. It seems to come around so suddenly, another year over so quickly. My anxiety is heightened thinking about how fast time is flying, the things that haven’t yet been achieved, how life just seems to have sped up now I’m in my thirties. This year I’ve also had a tinge of panic about how close I am to returning to work, worrying about whether I’ve made the most of our time off together.

So much is changing with my little boy right now. He’s clapping, he wrinkles his nose when he laughs, he dances in his high chair to the radio, he pulls off his socks, he pinches peas with his fingers and examines them, he looks at everything so intently with such a wise old stare. He has a super determined face when he tries to reach for something, and his little hands have a funny way of opening and closing, like a stroke and a tap at the same time, when he’s exploring something new. His eyes light up when he’s happy, which is pretty much all the time.

So much is changing that I want to capture every single moment. Time is going so fast there is an aching in my chest. A tightness that says I want to stop time and live in this moment forever.

I try to write it all down. I try to take lots of photos. But it’s just not enough.

So, this quote seemed incredibly apt. Time is going to fly and there is nothing I can do about it. All the more reason to live in the moment, slow down, drink it all in, savour. That’s the best way for these precious memories to stick.




Author: nessgrateful

Living through anxiety with help from the great outdoors

3 thoughts on “The passage of time”

  1. Nice post. I agree with you that time is so often so hard to keep up with. It what’s for no one and just keeps passing by and as you say, there’s nothing you can do other than to make the most of it and capture those precious moments. You do that very well. I’m determined this year to make time to actually read people’s blog posts and try to find the motivation and inspiration to get mine up and running. Have a great weekend 👋☺


  2. Ah thank you so much for taking the time to read. I took a couple of years to work up to launching my blog. In the end I just found it easiest to write something (anything) quickly in any spare 5 minutes I had. Rather than only wait until I had a spare day! Slowly it gets better! Good luck with it.


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