Can it really be a whole year since my last birthday? I am convinced that time speeds up as we age. It doesn’t seem like a full year since my last one, and the two years since turning 50 have just flown by!
Is it because it’s just ‘one more’ and not as significant as the big ‘0’s, or is it because we have so many past birthdays that each one holds less significance in our memory. The past year (ie 1/52) represents far less percentage of my total memory recall than perhaps the year leading up to my 22nd, or 32nd birthdays would have done. (1/22 or 1/32).
Or is it perhaps that I haven’t created enough significant ‘first’ memories in the past year so the days and months have blended in together without significant events or milestones to break up the year.
Can we slow down time?
I’m not looking to turn back time, but I wouldn’t mind slowing it down a little!
Looking back over the past year I have to confess to it being quite ‘routine’- doing the same things (although all enjoyable!) with the same people . Perhaps I need to push boundaries, create new experiences. With a relocation planned and a new business idea to put into action perhaps my 53rd year will appear to go more slowly. Let’s see if the anticipation of future plans will help to slow down time just a little!
Do you think time goes by faster now than when you were younger?
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