Do you ever wonder where life goes!?

August 23, 2008 3:03pm CST
I was getting into my car this afternoon and it suddenly occured to me how much i take ot for granted that i can drive, yet it only seems like yesterday that my poor mum was giving me lessons in my banged up old vw polo, and then i looked back and thought, goodness, not only can i drive, i've got a house as well - when did all this happen!??! It would seem i'm all grown up but can't really remember how it happened!! Do you ever think things like this, does time fly by for you as well?! xxx
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
24 Aug 08
I think I am definitely more inclined to wonder where the heck it WENT! lol. Like you I sometimes look around me and think how much has happened to get me to this point in my life. And I also sometimes wonder how things may have been different if I had of headed in different directions etc. I am living and working in a foreign country right now and it is the third/fourth one in a row I have worked out of; and within the next couple of months I will be moving yet again to my fifth! I sometimes think on what I would be doing if I had of stayed back home? Time goes so fast; and the older I get the faster it seems to go!
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24 Aug 08
That all sounds very glamourous!!! It's good you're getting to experience of living in lots of different places and cultures though, it's an opportunity not a lot of people get! You're right about it going faster as we get older, i can remember thinking in the summer that it was ages and ages until christmas and now i think how fast it is approaching and how i need to get organised this year!! hehe xxx
@granmeme (162)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I remember when everywhere I went I was the youngest (wife) or (Mother) there and for years had a baby face and looked younger than I actually was. Now I look up and I am one of the oldest in the group and I am a grandmother. I have been married 3 times and raised my children worked a lot held the hands of dying family. I guess I have earned ever wrinkle and gray hair I have. I often look back and wonder where did the time go. How can I be this old and go through the things I have gone through how did all those years slip past me and what lays ahead it is a good thing we do not know what the future is. Hopefully we have learned from the past and can make wiser decisions now. I can look back and pick out the exact time I made a decision that affected my whole life and see if I had made a different decision my whole life would have been different.
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24 Aug 08
It sounds as though you've done lots of things with your life! My mother says she looks in the mirror and doesn't believe she can really be the woman who looks back at her, she still feels as though she is my age and can't fathom where all the time has gone! i guess it's a feeling that most people share but i hope that when you look back over those years that went by so quickly you have a lot of happy memories and that you make a lot more in the years to come! thank you for the response! xxx
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@cmathias12 (1025)
• Armed Forces Canada, Europe, Middle East
24 Aug 08
Boy does the time fly. The worst part about it is you have to stop and enjoy it because if you don't you can't get those years back. I love to watch my kids make mistakes because those are the memories we will laugh about later on in life. Stop and smell the flowers was the smartest remark ever made:)
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24 Aug 08
It certainly does! I think people that have kids all feel this way, i don't have any but i hope to find out for myself one day! Hopefully you will be able to laugh about those mistakes in the future, even if they are perhaps not so funny at the time! hehe I try to take the time to enjoy what i'm doing and make memories, but sometimes there's just not enough hours in the day! xxx
• Armed Forces Canada, Europe, Middle East
24 Aug 08
There never is enough hours in the day and the older you get the more time flies by so seize the moment and just ride the ride, LOL:)
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24 Aug 08
I'll try my best to take that on board!! thanks! xx
@mands61123 (2098)
25 Aug 08
when i firt caught up with everyone from school on facebook i thought that i was like gawd i can't believe it's been 10 years already. I can't believe they are married, have kids and have their own business and what not. Everyone seemed so grown up yet if i'm honest i don't really feel all that much different lol
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25 Aug 08
That's the scary thing, i don't feel any different to how i did at school but when i look around i've done all these things, and my friends are starting to get married, have kids etc, all seemingly without me even noticing it happen!!! hehe xxx
@myklj999 (19993)
24 Aug 08
I have a very hard time believing I shall be 50 in only 16 months. It has all gone by so quickly; it's like there must be 20 years missing in there somewhere, because it seems only a year or so ago I was getting ready to turn 30.
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24 Aug 08
Time must have been flying because you were having so much fun - i hope so anyway! I think my mum feels the same, she accepts i am an adult but won't believe i'm her daughter, it seems to recently for her that i was a baby! lol xxx
• Canada
24 Aug 08
yes I have, and it seems like yesterday, aspecially at birthday's, we where at a birthday party last week from my grand doughter and she turned 29 I was tinking then, where dus the time go.lol
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24 Aug 08
My mum says the same thing, she looks at me and my brother and says "since when did i have grown up children, it was only yesterda yyou were both toddlers!!" hehe i guess it does fly by but as long as we enjoy it and make the most of it then that's the main thing!! thanks for the response! xx
• India
24 Aug 08
All these are the imaginations and our thoughts. The human brain always work, while working, while kitchening,while writing,while reading, and so on what ever we are doing the brain si doing its job. This can also be compared to that of day dreaming. While we are doing physically some thing and thinking some thing else, that is why your employer will ask where u are when lost in thoughts. This is not the life where goes these our thoughts and our brain where go. Any way have a nice day.
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24 Aug 08
You're right it's not life that's speeing up it's just the way that we perceive it! thanks for responding and happy mylotting! xxx
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
24 Aug 08
Time does fly, and i have experienced it from the perspective of good and bad. Things have happened and the time has gone by. I've grown older and maybe a little wiser.
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24 Aug 08
I'm sure you have got wiser as well as older, life teaches us lessons as we go along whether we realise it or not!! I suppose it can be good r bad when life goes quickly, there's just so much i want to fit into it, don't want it to fly by before i have chance!! xxx
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
24 Aug 08
Ohhh yes infact life flows like water in a river .... A river never flows back also....finally meets ocean in the end .... Same way life is like a river ...it only flows forward and not backward ....and it flows without our control .....Even if we dont want life just keep flowing it never stops a single second . Sometimes I feel as if I was in school and i dont know when I grown so fast to today lol..... Thanku Ganesh
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24 Aug 08
That's a lovely way of looking at it!! I know that feeling too, i feel like i was only at school five minutes ago and then here i am!! hehe thanks for the response xxx
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
23 Aug 08
who does not thinking of it, i am just hoping that there are anything after this life because i do not see the point of it ... but for now time i will enjoy my life like i want it ... i do not drink or smoke, what lots of my friends do, when i think of it, all of the do this ... but i can enjoy my life and even without this ... i also know to drive and a driver licence, i was not into it but my parents payed for it so i have need to learn it an now i cannot assume going anywhere without car ... now i am on college hoping to finish it and then get some job in school, to teaching kids on life and how to enjoy in it, but adults, not the baby kids, i really have no patience with them
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23 Aug 08
Sounds as though you've got it all planned out!! you're right once you learn how to drive it's hard to imagine how you ever managed before!! well you carry on enjoying life and showing others how to do so too!! thanks for the response!! xxx