When I was younger, I was very curious as to what I will become, probably due to boredom – how time sluggishly passes by. Being a fan of sci-fi / anime I’d do weird things… Like closing my eyes then imagining that when I open them – I’m already 10+ years older. I can even clearly recall myself doing this in my double deck bed after I’m bored playing with my toys.
Now that I am where I imagined myself to be, I am both amazed and disappointed. I am disappointed at all the opportunities lost, and the wrong choices that I could have corrected. And amazed at what I’ve become, the people that have become a part of me, and some of the dreams that I have accomplished. I also find that as we grow wiser – time flies faster.
At quarter life, there may still be more years waiting for me – but now I’m afraid to close my eyes and imagine the future – cause I know how true and fast the future can be. Maybe I should heed Oogway’s wise words: “Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery and Today is a gift, that is why we call it The Present.” Focus on the present, and make the moments memorable, think of new things to do (i.e. blogging?) – I think that can help slow down time.