The Acceleration of Time

I never really noticed how short time was until the past five years of my life. Days and nights seem like they used to just go on for the longest time. Now they end in a flash. It never seems like there's enough time to do everything that I want to do before the next day comes. It's like the hourglass accelerated once I hit a certain age, and whole days just whizz by now. 

I don't know how some people get so much stuff done in a day, especially the celebrities who wear numerous hats (boy man band musician/actor/family/burgers). I just don't understand how it's scientifically or mathematically possible unless these persons do have actual clones of themselves doing some of the work for them. It's quite possible in this crazy age.

Even if I don't sleep for a full 8 hours, which I rarely do, the other time just seems to slip away so quickly. Yesterday was Monday. Monday is gone already, and I can't say that I did anything in particular except work, journal, and read some Scripture. It's 3 a.m. I just got finished work, actually. I'm apparently on grave shift this week. 

I did a massive project on Sunday that required me to type and then edit over 12,000 words. After working on that project all day long, I realized that I could have written a novel in that amount of time. Okay, not a full-blown novel, but I could have at least written an 85-page mini-book or something. 

With time going by so rapidly, I really want to start doing some things for myself. I want to start spending more time focusing on my art rather than just doing projects for other people to make money. Yes, everybody has to work, and my everyday job happens to utilize my artistic resources. However, I want to start putting some more time and effort into the creative works that are going to be my legacy. 

When I go to sleep, whenever that may be, I want to be able to leave behind a legacy that says who I really was. I am an artist, so that's what I want to leave behind: books, music, blogs, etc. I don't want somebody else to tell their version of who I am. I want to be able to tell my own story, and I want it to be up to date. 

I started a fictional book two months ago but never felt like I had enough time to begin the second chapter. It's time that I start taking the time.

I've been working on a song for weeks. I think it's good, but it's missing some pizzazz somewhere. That means I'm going to be spending a whole lot of time trying to compress and EQ my vocals the best I can. It's a dance-worthy tune, but certain vocal parts just don't have that oomph, and they need to have it before I can do a final mixdown. I already resang them. It's just...I don't voice needs to be on a different frequency or some such. I'll figure it out eventually.


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