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My Time

There are certain things and certain people who eat into my time – adding no value to my life. I decided to write a letter to time wasters and claim my time back!

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. ~ Carl Sandburg

Give Me Back My Time

Dear Time-wasters,

I’ve been meaning to write this mail to you for a while but seem to run out of time – all the time!

Now don’t you think that’s rather strange for someone who does not have a ‘job’?  So just where does my time go when I seem to need it  the most?  Right now, I have the following things to be completed:

  1. A newsletter for an NGO
  2. A set of brochures and flyers for another NGO.
  3. A proposal/ presentation for a course
  4. Plenty of blog posts.

Apart from all this, and more importantly, I need to make time to walk and read.  My walks are still sporadic and reading, at present, non-existent.

So this is where you play a big role. You know the avatar you took for much of this month – so I’m not getting in to the details. But that’s over and done with.

The last few days,  you’ve visited in smaller versions – like reading unnecessary and useless news, that takes up space in my head. Or meaningless conversations with people who don’t matter. Or new templates that I like to play around with, etc.

But hey, listen, ye olde time-wasters, you’re not going to get the better of this woman. I’m going to be spending less time on the net and more time with ‘real’ people. Less time on unnecessary projects and more time on real ones. More time being healthy and less time watching television. More time reading books and less time surfing the internet.

So beware – and be gone!

Your ex-friend


  1. Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues June 3, 2010

    @ Pam – What a great idea. And I couldn't agree more about the absolute necessity of making time for what's important. Thanks for the follow.

  2. Pam Pam June 3, 2010

    I bought a $3 kitchen timer from WalMart and carry that around with me. So many minutes, bell rings and on to the next…..It works for me. We HAVE To have time for the important stuff too, right? 🙂

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