And in a blink…

And in a blink…

And in a blink, my time here in France is almost over. Where did the time go? Why does time go so fast?

Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel

Aging does get one thinking about time and what remains. I feel as though every moment must count. I don’t want to be on my death bed regretting anything. I have learned from my mistakes and feel I am living a pretty full life. I am grateful for this traveling life my husband’s job affords us and for my love of writing, a pretty portable job, which I am at this moment regretting I have not done enough of while here. Oh wait, no regrets. So I was sort of writing because I did a lot of research….in patisseries and brassieres, wine tasting and lots of sight seeing, and a little bit of shopping, all which I can use in my memoir someday. Right? I also went on short excursions with my husband. He visited his clients, and I did more research. Really important research. Read the list above.

My favorite grocer at the market

My favorite grocer at the market

Seriously though, I have seen a little portion of the world that gives me an appreciation for a different culture, and a greater understanding of my own, and for all of this I am extremely grateful. I have enjoyed every minute of my time here.

Espresso after lunch and dinner

Espresso after lunch and dinner

 

It would be hard at this point to look back on my life with any regret. There are things I wish had been different, there are times I wish I had chosen another path, embarrassments, and moments of unkindness or ignorance which I would have liked to have had the wisdom to make different, but instead, I have the ability to look back and see what I have learned and how distinct my choices are now, and how much I have grown in spirit and mind. I have the ability every single day to choose how I will live, how I will deal with adversity, how I will treat others, how and what I will learn, and what my attitude will be in all of this.

pano shot of Alps in Martigny, Suisse

pano shot of Alps in Martigny, Suisse

Time just flies. It really does. I have no doubt you are feeling it too. Yes? And unfortunately, I think social media makes time go even faster because it is so easy to be sucked into the vortex.  So what are you doing to be sure you are enjoying and not regretting? Share in the comments and if you like this post, please share with friends by clicking one of the buttons below.

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  1. Jane, thank you for sharing your journey with us again! I absolutely love your spirit and the way you embrace life (the Grandy in us all!). My thoughts on time are that I prefer not to focus on it any longer. It has been an interesting ride getting to that place, but loving and embracing the moments and letting them flow is my journey now. On one of the last couple of nights on my recent road trip I had a frozen moment one evening which happened randomly (but we know not so randomly)in which I witnessed the strength of two young women who were completely unaware they were being observed. I walked away from that evening with a significant goal and that is to be a successful human being; to live, to love, to be kind and aware of life’s many gifts and miracles. YOU my dear cousin are a successful human being!! You walk your path and remain open to all it offers!! Keep walking!!

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    • Thank you so much Annette! I enjoyed following your journey as well. Looking forward to our cousin time this summer and catching up with everyone. We are blessed to have had parents who brought us together as children to foster our life long friendship with each other. Love to you! XO

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