When you are young, every wait is long. Every trip in the car is endless. Christmas never comes soon enough. Life drags along at a snail’s pace and never seems to go anywhere.
As you get older, time seems to speed up. A semester is gone in the blink of an eye. Summer break is never long enough. Before you know it, your parents expect you to move out, get a job, and be self-sufficient.
As you get older still, you wonder if you will have enough time to do all the things you want to do. See all the things you want to see. When a month flies by like a week once did, you begin to wonder many things.
How long will I live? Will I be healthy or frail? Did I do enough for others? Did I do enough for me?
But the reality is this: life is short and no wait is every really that long. It’s true at every age and a shame it takes so long to realize this.