One of the things I HATE about getting older is the perception that time goes by so much quicker. There is actually research to support that, as well. As you age, your ability to judge just how much time has elapsed in, let's say, a minute, is altered. A person in their early twenties, for example, will be within one or two percent of the passage of time, where a person my age might be off by as much as twenty five per cent. So, in a test of one minute duration, a young person might say 58 or 59 seconds, if not 1 minute, while a person my age will often guess around 45 seconds.
So that's the bummer. All you young'uns get to live life to the fullest - and make the most of every minute. For me, and those like me, sometimes it seems like it's over almost before it begins. On the other hand, you wouldn't want to hang by your thumbs for MY five minutes.
The "Valentine" challenge published on The Inferno last night. Great stuff. All of it. Check it out.
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Sarah seems to be back on track now. I recast the episode I didn't like and it seems to have worked out much better. I have to remember to keep things moving - I want this book to be a 'page turner' - and the only way to do that is to keep everything moving. Things are moving, again.
The other thing about that change in time perception ... it's why I don't like to sleep in on the weekends anymore. The days go by too quick and before you know it the day is done and it doesn't even seem like it should have started yet.
It's why my alarm goes off at 5:10am - even on the weekends.
Because I don't want to miss anything.