Time flies by abundantly faster and farther than the rooster, don’t you think? Wouldn’t you like it to creep along a little slower sometimes?

This past week I’ve been playing around with my new smart phone, and as I checked my blog, I was surprised to see that more than one week had passed since my last post. I couldn’t help but reflect on the old adage, where does the time go?

What events zoom by in life like a race car for you? Which ones drag so sorely along that you wait with immense impatience to pass? Recent events have occurred and will soon come to pass for the people that live in our home. My husband and I just celebrated our twentieth wedding anniversary this past week. That’s where I took the rooster photo, in a restaurant much too elegant for a mom like me who typically has the remnants of dirty fingers somewhere on my clothing. Honestly, where did twenty years go?

Pretty soon our wonderful exchange students will go back to their countries and families. Luckily, one of them is a returning student next year, so we will see him again.

My children are ever changing. Our oldest son is going to be a senior in high school! I have so many vivid memories of him little. I am shocked when I look at how much older he has become. My littlest one is getting bigger far too quickly. I could go on and on about how our life continuously evolves. Can’t you do the same?

Then…where DOES the time go? No matter how fast or how slow, or in what direction, there are some things to remember: in life there are always things to look forward to. I’m not worried about getting older. I embrace it and hope for more wisdom (even with every new wrinkle). I am thankful for wonderful memories. I can’t wait for happy new events to occur. I know each suffering God sends me is like a potter that molds me into a better person, with hope to become a more fragrant soul.

So, go give that clock a sweet kiss, and think of everything good. Transform those challenging or stressful events into a blossoming flower that strengthens the soul. Celebrate the fact that time goes by. TWEET TWEET!

About jvcarrwriterauthor

Everybody has realistic dreams, ones that start with a seed in the heart, are watered, then grow. Well...I finally published my dream, my young adult novel entitled Username: Bladen. The idea to write it literally struck me in the darkness of the night. I began this project not too long ago, though now it feels like forever. This book, in its original manuscript form, meandered down a typical publishing path in many ways, until it recently settled (Yay!) on the shelves of cyberspace. Soon, I hope it will find a happy home on the shelves of many book lovers, in a real home not just a virtual one. After all who doesn't like to see their dreams come true? Today, with the technological advances that we enjoy, dreams of publishing are well within a writer's grasp. Every mom, much to their chagrin, experiences sleepless nights. With six kids, I honestly can't remember the last time I slept through the night. Typically, when I wake up and can't fall back to sleep, I think too much about things, meditate, or pray. One night as I was praying, the plot for Username: Bladen literally flooded my thoughts. I got so excited about it that I decided to sit down and write and write and write. I spent a lot of time learning about publishing. I joined forums and writers' groups. When I finished my manuscript, I entered it into The Sandy Writing contest, which was a terrific learning experience. I didn't win, but one judge loved my story and gave me almost a perfect score. That gave me a lot of encouragement. I also queried it a little, and am amazed by how much I learned and loved the process. I know nobody likes rejection letters, but I appreciated the personal letters I received from agents that gave me insight into why they rejected my manuscript. Then finally, after I learned that publishers don't have a lot of shelf room for young adult novels with a male protagonist, I decided to stop querying and publish through Westbow. I found an extremely talented editor, and rather quickly finished the process of publishing my book. I couldn't be happier with the final result. If anyone has a story to tell, are willing to be diligent, and have a dream to be a published author, you can do it! Believe in yourself and make your dream come true!
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1 Response to TIME FLIES BYE (see ya) TWEET TWEET

  1. Time does fly by…so why do I want to speed it up? Today, I will embrace and take in each moment. Thank you for your lovely post!

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