1.11.2019

On: Running After Time.

What are the first things that come to your mind when you see the word ‘time’? Do you think of an elaborately gilded grandfather clock, loudly ticking away in a quiet corridor? Or do you think of days turning into weeks turning into months turning into years? Or do you think of a delicate glass sand timer, barely visible grains sifting quickly as if in a race to reach the smooth glass pooled bottom of the timer, a metaphor for chasing time? When I think of time, the words ‘running out’ flash neon in an erratic manner in my mind. A glaringly uncomfortable reminder of the fact that each second, each minute, each hour, and each day that passes is time moving ever forward. Time that I will never get back. Now, this isn’t a piece to scare you, but rather I think (hopefully when I finish writing this) it will be a piece that will encourage, uplift and light the fire under your ass to go out and get started with all that your heart desires for 2019 and beyond.

[ Dress c/o  &Otherstories | Boots c/o Boden | Hairclip - Asos ]

Whilst time is indeed a man-made construct, it is something that has always scared and baffled me. On my drown days, lying in bed, eyes fixed on the ceiling, my body still but the thoughts in my mind crawly dully, bumping into each other thinking, thinking... thinking about time. Ironically it’s usually about the time I’m wasting by allowing my fears to freeze me into doing absolutely nothing. And I suppose that’s the revelation I've had, time will continue to pass in front of me, whether I choose to step into what I’ve been called to do or not. Time is always passing yes, but time is not running out for you my darling. Hold tight to my words, heed them and hold them close to your heart. Whether you start today or start tomorrow, or even next week. Time is passing, but not running out. Don’t let that thought paralyse you into never going for the things you’ve always wanted to do.
The concept of time running out for me because I hadn’t achieved certain worldly milestones at a particular age or time was shattered last year when I realised that a.) in the words of my people, I can’t come and die and b.) I cannot let something that is simply a man-made construct dictate how I feel about myself and my life, and indeed how I live my life. I have actively had to choose to just live life, gently acknowledging each sunrise and sunset and everything in between, but realising that my achievements do not have to line up with the seasons changing and the days turning into nights. Life is to be lived, we are here to thrive and not simply be alive, let’s start really living outside of time this year. Promise friends?


[ photos by shotsbyfifi ]


xo

4 comments

  1. Yes, I Promise��!

    Thanks Sade! It truly was uplifting and inspiring. And lovely pictures��

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  2. The color and fit is perfect!

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  3. I was having a conversation with a friend about time anxiety, so this post came at the perfect time! A month ago I read Lin-Manuel Miranda's collection Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You, and one of the pep talks that stood out to me was: "Good morning. / Your pace today. / No one else's. / You can't be rushed, you can't be slowed down." <3 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  4. This is such a beautiful piece, with such beautiful pictures. This is such a timely post. Someone today asked me what my aims were for 2019. The question made review the past two years, they weren't bad years - they weren't bad years but thinking about it made me feel that I was sluggish and running out of time in the goals that I wanted to achieve.

    So thank you.

    (PS: I am so new to your blog, where have I been) lol

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XOXO Sade

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