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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Seriously! It's 2014?!?

Hard to believe.  It seems like only yesterday we were all sweating Y2K.  What a bust that turned out to be.   Now it's 2014 - 13 years later than the movie 2001 and we still haven't made it to Jupiter.  But we do have Google Glass, iPads, and a few self-driving cars so it's not all bad.

I remember when I was young and how difficult it always was to write the new year on school papers, checks, work documents, etc.  It would take a few weeks to write the new year comfortably.  Now it takes a minute or two!  I had this discussion with my son one day and we decided that as you get older, each year is a smaller percentage of your life as a whole.  So, while at the age of 10 a year may seem like an eternity, by the time you're 40 or 50 each year seems much shorter.

At this point my son looked at me and said, "Wow!  At your age a year must feel like the amount of time it takes to take a shower!"  Did I mention that he was a punk?  But, on some level, he's right.  The years are flying by.  When I hear about something that happened in the early 90's I think "yesterday" when it's actually 20 years ago.

I think I'll write 2013 on a few checks or letters this week just to make myself feel better.


namaste said...

Whoa! Look who it is! Welcome back, Sandi. Nice to see your blogging again. You sound great!

Mellodee said...

Absolutely and totally agree! The years are disappearing at an alarming rate! After all of life's ups and downs, seems like we should be able to slow down and savor each day. Instead, we seem to speed up and gulp down each day! Hardly fair....