While you and I are running out of time

Sometimes I really wish I had a time-turner so I could get more stuff done. More hours in the day would be great. Of course, I bet that if I did have more hours I still wouldn’t get the chance to do the things I want to do in them.

I miss doing all the extra-curricular stuff I could do before. I miss having the time to ride, to swim, to do gymnastics, to practice karate, to see Chelsea play. Even just the time to play with Caden Bryce or read with him.

I get up. I get on the tube to college (and read). I go to college. I get on the tube home (and read). I do homework. I do extra reading. Sometimes I get time to come online – although often it gets done on a few minutes between classes, or on a free period. And then it feels like it’s time for bed before it all starts again.

It’s not even a lack of time management. It’s just the time of year. I’m only a couple of months away from my A-Level exams. Coursework is all due. All of my teachers want all of my time, all of my effort and I have a couple of really heavy workload courses.

I always make time on a Friday night though to go to the cinema. Sometimes with friends, sometimes with Jade Rachel and Erin and Dad and Jimmy (and sometimes Caden Bryce) It all depends on what’s coming out. Tomorrow my BFF Georgia & I are going to see either Deadpool or Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.

Weekends seem to be filled with sleep and coursework. And then I have to be very particular about what I do because there’s only so many hours in the day. Usually I go swimming because that’s a lot easier to fit into a spare moment than having to schedule around the gymnastics or karate classes. I always try and have Sunday afternoons free so I can just chill, watch a DVD, do some colouring… just properly relax before everything starts again on Monday morning.

I possibly didn’t schedule the start of the 101 Things In 1001 Days at the best time, because there’s also fitting in the things I want to do there.

I don’t mean to sound ungrateful or like a whiney little bitch, I really don’t. I love everything that I’m doing, I love being in college, having the opportunity to study etc etc. I guess I might be a little stressed and I know I’m tired. I just miss doing some of the things I love, some of the things that I feel define part of who I am.

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5 thoughts on “While you and I are running out of time

  1. It’d be nice to have more hours in the day! Sometimes I miss the social life of college, but then I remember how I don’t have to do coursework anymore. It’s definitely nice to be able to go home and not take work home with me. Though, work often tires me out enough that I’m just lazy at night instead of being productive.

    It sounds like you have a lot going on right now though! I hope after the A-Level exams, you’ll have some more time for yourself!

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  2. I don’t miss education for those reasons, but enjoy the other parts while it lasts. I’ve just finished uni and it’s so nice to be able to do what I want in my spare time. The majority of my week is spent working now, however, which is again a strain on free time. Hope you manage to find a balance between college and a social life. I was quite good at the social life bits of college, but that was because I always did my work last minute, and I wouldn’t advise that.

    I wish I still did gymnastics! I quit when I was about 11 and I was rubbish, but I really enjoyed it. I think I’m too old and not flexible enough now!

    – Amy (mamyology.com)

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  3. You don’t sound whiny at all! All your worries are legitimate worries and I totally get the feeling when you mention wanting a time turner. Time just goes away super quickly, especially when you’re on a routine and are doing the same thing every day. You can do it!!

    Which movie did you end up watching? I hadn’t realized Deadpool was out until a few days ago, but I’m still on the fence on whether or not I want to see in the theaters or not haha.

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  4. I enjoy college and what it has to offer to me, but you’re right and I agree with you. Even if I had those extra hours, I would not finish those things I need to do. That’s just the sort of person I am, so I’m perfectly content with the hours we do have,you know?

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