I do not like numbers. As a general rule of thumb. Which I wish was a greener thumb. I have been known to try to keep a pink polka dot plant and it did not end well for the plant. I do OK with African Violets, though. I still have the one from my wedding bouquet. It was a little scared for a while, but it is happy and growing again. Five years and counting.
I can do math. I have taken a calculus course as a part of my Bachelor of Science Degree. I can manage a budget. I choose not to, as sticking to a budget when there is a need or a fantastic sale completely ruins the budget, as I can be an impulse shopper. These days, I don’t get the chance to shop much, other than for groceries and necessities when a need arises. My husband does manage our budget. We made an agreement a long time ago that he could do that, and we would absolutely fight about it from time to time. What that translates to is that when I deem something has caught my eye and I want to buy it, I check and see if we can swing it. If not, then we may have an argument over the importance of the desired purchase. I was very clear that there will be times when I am really mad, but it is not at my husband. It is at the root of all evil in my house, money. Or the general lack of it.
Don’t get me wrong, we do splurge once in a blue moon. We also try to plan purchases that are out of the ordinary so we can have the things we need, but sometimes there is a little bit of a wait on those things.We cut costs where we can, and make allowances if things happen. Because we all know things happen, and they usually cost money.
So you are now wondering, “OK Tish, where are you going with this?” As you can see, I do tend to not think or write in a straight line. I am a creative person, and I had a thought years ago about the comment we have all heard at one point in our lives, that time flies. We all notice that as we get older; the years seem to blend together, and they do seem to go faster.
To someone that likes numbers, this is probably not going to be a mind blowing concept. But the fact that I came up with it on my own, well that is a different story. I think that is rather phenomenal. I really go out of my way to avoid as much math and numbers as much as possible. However, I did stop and think about this concept one day, which does happen from time to time. Thinking. I do that more than I let on.
In the first year of your life, you live it all, 100% of your life in that year. In the second year of your life, you live 50% of your life in it, because the other 50% of your life was lived in year one. In year 3, 1/3 of your life is lived within it, and 2/3 of your life was lived in years one and two. So if each consecutive year of your life seems to go faster, if you think about it, it is. It is a fraction of the time you have been alive. So the saying is true. Each year does go faster than the previous one, because it is a smaller percentage or fraction of the time you have been alive. That’s where I was going with this post. I can think about things, and come up with ideas, and not all of them are about crafts and jokes. I do have an intelligent side too. I don’t always share it, but it exists. I always tell my husband that I am always thinking, and he usually shudders and says that it scares him. But I also tell him I am always full of surprises, and he has to agree with that from time to time. Surprise! I spent time thinking about a mathematical concept, and I didn’t have to. Who would have figured that one out? I did. 🙂