Life and it’s nuances with issues, problems and even pleasures make every one our lives different, it makes our life path unique. Life is itself unique in that sense. Unique but also fragile.

The pace of life these days is scary, everyone seems to be in a constant rush, everyone seems to “wish their time away” and it’s plain to see when so many moan about the J.O.B on the social sites and collectively wish for the weekend to “hurry up and get here” so they can have…fun?

Life is SHORT people.

If someone is in the position of wishing their week away (5 days) to enjoy their weekends (2 days)…something is wrong!

If that sounds like you or someone you know then the best thing you can do is change it…

They say you “work to live not live to work” and yes that seems to fit with people saying roll on the weekend… but you don’t just live at the weekend and if you wish your weeks away to get to the weekend you need to address it, if it is because you don’t enjoy your work, do something about it, change it.

This is the reason those who work online say everyday is like the weekend, they likely do this at the weekend too.
Doing something you enjoy is not work.

Everyone has something unique to give to the world and that is what you should do, you owe it to the world to do your best at what you are best at.

Not everyone will even know what they are really best at, nor will they care, they may be happy just doing their J.O.B. if so, that’s ok but will you still feel that way when you retire?

Will you wonder?

What if?

Those who do what they are great at look forward to Mondays as much as the weekend.

Your working years are a huge chunk of your life, make the most of it and do what fires you up.

Any thoughts?

Stop wishing your life away?
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6 thoughts on “Stop wishing your life away?

  • September 10, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    rob this is so true why dont we stop more often and realise this we live in a lovley place just look at your photos just accross the road and we are there we should work to live not live to work and i agree weekends should be 5 days work for two , portland has lost some real characters this year and in there memory we should love more live more look more and not just exist in this lovley place lovely blog rob just put me at ease and focused my thoughts thankyou luv jm xx

  • September 10, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    You are right there Jeanmarie.

    It only takes a few seconds to stop, look around, and appreciate things, appreciate being alive, being able to do the things we can, the things we can enjoy, where we are, as you said. :o)

    Thanks for the comment.


  • September 10, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    This is a great blog Rob and very very true. Unfortunately it seems to take something huge and usually devastating in your life to realise what you have around you, what great friends and family you have around you and to realise these are the things that matter in your life and to appreciate them. Even when you do realise, sometimes it is all too easy to lose your way again as you focus on work etc, its reading things like this Rob that makes you stop and think again, and make you appreciate what's important, which we all need to do. Thanks for putting things into perspective again mate, keep it up.

    Paul Coonan

  • September 10, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Hey Paul,

    Thanks for the comment and kind words on the blog. :o)

    I agree with you there, sadly it's the truth, it does usually take something happening to makes us think. I am starting to think life is full of way to many distractions, we don't need much, we have already got what matters most.

    Like they say, "it's not a dress rehearsal, it's real, this is it, one chance"…make the most of it, but don't sweat the small things, what matters is to enjoy it and appreciate it.

    No matter what life throws your way, there is always someone else out there far worse off.
    That's the main reason deafness doesn't bother me, never has.

    Life is short, but it's there to live not wish away. :o)

    Thanks again for the comment Paul.


  • September 11, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Well Rob I can honestly say I alwyays gave of my best but sometimes fell a little short of the mark. I have been lucky that in my later life the self control I lacked when needing to take some time off from work was forced on me by my heart condition and then but only then then did I take the time to love and appreciate all the things I once took so much for granted the fragility of life in itself the most precious of gifts and now so short a time left wish I had discovered this all so much earlier. Alas one can not put a wise head on a young shoulder in arrogance I and all others will blunder through life in the same old way

  • September 11, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Susan? Margret???

    I am grateful for every comment… BUT I do have a spam crap will be deleted policy on here. Your name already links to a site / blog, so there is no need for the spammy link you left, plus you lose a little credibility using two names. ;o)

    Other than that, if you are genuine, glad you like the blog.
    hope you comment again, but NO link like that as it is not a link farm and not a clever way to get a "backlink" to be honest. Normally I would delete it. Else all the spammers find it and start.

    If you comment again, please leave the link off.

    Pete, I doubt any of us think about it when young… life is funny, so true when they say youth is wasted on the young.

    If only we all learnt these things a bit earlier in life. :o)

    Take care mate,



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