Time is an interesting thing, for only humans define it – giving it numbers, defining the hours, scheduling the same 24 hours given to every living organism on earth. But the definition and scheduling of it causes the fear of time running out. Every day, I fear time running out. I always see people whom I deem as successful, at a mere age of early 20s, and in 7 months, I turn 22 and I am nowhere near where I want to be. That’s scary. At least to me.
However, I’m comforted when I am back in Hong Kong. In just 12 months, I noticed how many things have changed. I remember just a year ago, you would see 8 silly people sitting in a circle in Victoria Park, talking about dreams, goals, life and love. And here I am, back today, realising how much we have grown. Just in a short span of a year, we have all become a step closer to where we want to be, further away from where we came from. Today, we are all over the world. I started Trevellers as I have always dreamt, 1 got married as hoped, many continued education in the field that they always wanted and everyone travelled. (seriously, everyone). It helped me to realise how much one year can do. Because a year ago, we were so different.
Fear is a thing that paralyses you or pushes you. I have to admit that it paralysed me a lot in the past weeks, but now it only keeps me going. I no longer fear time running out, because I know that if I keep doing what I am doing, one year alone can make a HUGE difference. Here’s to all of you out there. Don’t think that time can’t change anything, because I can tell you that time is everything. It’s the answer to all your questions in life; it’s the solution to many problems.
Lastly, time is important but it is not a definition. Do not define people with time – how long you’ve known them, how often you meet or how frequent you guys talk. I will admit that I usually meet very best/close friends once every 4-6 months but that time does not define anything. Whenever we meet again, it’s like the time apart doesn’t even exist. Time is so weird, strange and interesting.
Spend every 86400 seconds wisely.
Ps: Still can’t believe that these crazy people flew over here for my birthday!