It’s a norm for me to ask my students what date it is. So, when my students told me today is the first day of July, I had to take my phone out and check.
It’s July already?!
Where have the past 6 months gone?
I am a person that is very reckless with time, thus my constant ignorance about the date of the day. Sometimes I wake up totally confused about which day it was. Sometimes I wake up startled because I thought I missed a meeting. Sometimes I prepare to go for appointments set for another day and sometimes I actually went to appointments a day too early. Well, that only happened once but once is more than enough.
Ever since the existence of the smartphone, I have rarely taken the initiative to remember my appointments or the dates. I rely on my calendar and alarm to remind me.
I know I cannot fully rely on my phone so I worry about missing important dates. That is the cause of me getting startled or confused when my mind suddenly decides to remind me of it out of nowhere. That can be a nerve-wracking moment as I scramble to remember what have I missed or did not miss.
I am glad my mind’s auto reminder is still working though and I have not missed any important dates so far. Confused at times but not forgotten.
This blog is a good reminder for me to take time management more seriously. In a blink of an eye, it will be 2018 already. Another year would have passed without me noticing.
Plenty can be done in 6 months so, if there are things you have yet completed or start doing, better get hustling!
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Now listen, you who say, Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a town, stay there a year, conduct business, and make money. You do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
The plans of the diligent lead only to plenty, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.