Truthful Tuesday: 1st November my response

My question earlier was do we think time goes faster as we age.

I’ve been unofficially retired since 2007 and it wasn’t until this year that I received my State Pension so I am now a bona fide pensioner. Hurrah!
Hubby and I often wonder how we found the time to hold down a full time job as there never seems to be enough hours in the day to do what we’d intended or bedtime comes around pretty damn quick!
I can remember as a teenager at school thinking come the turn of the century I would only be 43, and would celebrate my 44th birthday that year. That’s now 22 years ago and time is passing faster and faster the older I get.
Here we are in November, a month that sees Hubby’s birthday, Bon Fire Night and the mad rush towards Dec 25th.

As a child, time drags, because pro rata, a year is a considerably large percentage of our life, so for a four year old, a year is a quarter of it.
As we age, a year becomes a more minimal percentage so for someone my age, a year is one 66th, far smaller than a quarter, so no surprise that technically it appears to pass quicker, if that makes any sense.
Time is precious though, something that cannot be relived or contained, so we have to make the most of it as we don’t know how much we may have left.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Truthful Tuesday: 1st November my response

  1. Cathy Cade says:

    I heard so many times from retired colleagues that they didn’t know how they found time to work – and I now know how true that is. I’ve also found that time can expand to accommodate those things you want to do. (Although you might be shattered by the end of the day.)
    But, yes, the years have flown since I retired and remarried (although the remarrying came first – just). Memories of the millenium didn’t seem that far away until I came to working out significant dates and was shocked by how far away they were. Perhaps the years seem shorter because less is actually happening to fill the days (compared to the world of work and the, mostly, separate world of home) but the months have flown by. Even the lockdown ones, although they seemed at the time to go on forever.

  2. murisopsis says:

    I agree! Time does seem to speed up! I’m so busy that it is difficult to get everything done in the time allotted! Today is grocery shopping, vacuuming, dusting, laundry, Flu vaccine, and a Rosary Society meeting! Sparky wanted to schedule dinner with his parents too!

  3. Twindaddy says:

    I have no clue where time is always off to. It drives me crazy how it seems like all I do is blink and another chunk of my life has gone by. Suddenly I have 2 22-year-olds and an 11-year-old and I’m left wondering where my babies went.

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