01 November 2013

Time vs. Quality time

As I'm approaching my third decade in life, I'm more aware of the moments when I'm having life lessons. Gosh, I sound old, but it's the truth. I've always known that time is of value and I've tried to treasure time throughout my life by taking and making the most out of it. For me, this has always been work and doing as much as I can within the time that I have. Quality time concerning myself was never a priority, but I'm starting to learn that it should be the other way around.

I treasure the time that I have with the people that I love. I've taken this for granted till a certain point in my life. When you lose people that you care for, you go through a mourning process. After the disappearing of the sadness, you're left with the memories that you've once shared. As time goes by, some memories fade away, but the 'good ones' stick and last for eternity.

I have a good memory, the elephant kind of mind, but I find it difficult to remember some moments that I've once shared with the loved ones that I've lost. This has made me realise that I've got my priorities all wrong. As much as work is important to me or the eagerness that I have to do things well, I should put less time in all this and focus on the things that really matter in life.

This is the reason why I'm trying to put my focus on quality time nowadays. My goal is to be able to reflect on good memories at the end of each day. This will give my journal a lot more happy thoughts than it has had in de the past ;-)

In all seriousness, the point that I'm trying to make is that you should make each day count. Work is not a priority, people are and so are you!  This is a life lesson that I'm starting to learn and I'm trying to act out.

I've already mentioned that I'm very fortunate to have a great group of colleagues. Due to all our work responsibilities, we haven't had a moment of  real quality time yet. This will change tomorrow, because a group of us will go out tomorrow evening and you have no idea how excited I am about this!

A lot of great memories in the making... have a good QUALITY weekend everybody!

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