Having Time, Taking Time

At 11:30 am on Monday I was tapped for an urgent work project that had to be completed by Tuesday. When a friend asked if I could go out for lunch, my first thought was “I’d love to, but I can’t.” But it was a gorgeous day, and I knew the rest of my day was going to suck, so I took the time anyway.

On Tuesday, I had to tackle the work that I had intended to do on Monday, and was hoping to leave early for my son’s lacrosse game. I didn’t have time to stand outside for half an hour in the hope of seeing the space shuttle Discovery, but I took the time anyway.

On Wednesday, I didn’t have time to get my hair cut, go to the dentist, and keep my car repair appointment, but those things could not be put off any longer, so I took the time anyway. When I got home at 4:00 with three things still on my work “must do” list, I didn’t have time to walk the dog, fix dinner, or watch Revenge, but I took the time anyway.


When you don’t have time, what do you take time for anyway?

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4 Responses to Having Time, Taking Time

  1. A workout, time to snuggle with my kids or hug/kiss my husband, to call my mom and see how she is doing. Such a great post and definitely keeps perspective.

  2. SuperBabe says:

    I always make time for things… and usually end up taking the time from sleeping, which most likely comes back to get me days later! The one thing I fail to do more often is calling people on the phone (mind you, I email them often!)… sigh.

  3. As a matter of fact, I don't have time for the 4 miles that I want to run tonight, but I'm going to put my Mizunos on anyway, and get in as many miles as I can until I have to tend to my other business.

  4. Great post Coco! I am a dermatologist and the founder of one of the best skin treatment clinics in Mumbai, India, and sometimes I feel that even 24 hours in a day is less. I have an 18 year old daughter who is in Medical school and she is my no. 1 priority in life. Whatever I do, I ensure that I have time to speak to her and spend quality time with her no matter what.

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