23 is the new 40
I don't think I will ever be prepared to hear that a friend is in a coma from a head-on collision, or that my big brother is getting married after 35 years of being single, or that high school friends are pregnant with their first/second/third child, or that my best friends are getting new jobs and moving across the country.
And yet here I am trying to take it all in.
Time is short. And the last week has shown me how important it is to use our time wisely. Ever read Randy Pausch's book "The Last Lecture"? I just finished it. Whoa. Be prepared for a good cry and several "aha" moments.
There used to be days when I would do nothing. Sleep until noon, putz around online, get up to make myself food, take a nap, and go back to surfing the web. I used to call that "me" time.
Now I work 7 days a week. I no longer have the luxury of spending hours doing nothing. So I make to-do lists and stay up until 3 am doing making sure most of the things off that list are checked off. And I multi-task. Health Insurance has me on hold for 10 minutes? I put them on mute and continue to answer emails. On nights when I stay in to do my hair (an all night adventure I tell you), I make sure I'm memorizing lines or watching a movie that inspires me.
And for a brief moment, time is suspended.
Then I remember that my friend is still in a coma, my brother is still getting married, and that pop stars are getting young and younger by the minute.
Growing Up Sucks.