Wednesday, October 13, 2010

No Time! There's Never Any Time!

Whenever I complain about never having enough time the following montage plays in my mind:

Jessie: Singing?  Tonight?  What am I going to wear?
Zack: Jessie, remember?  Lisa's bringing your costume.
Jessie: Right, I gotta wash my hair.
Zack: No, there's no time.
Jessie: No time! There's never any time!  I don't have time to study!  I'll never get in to Stanford!  I'll let everyone down.  I'm so confused!

And then....

I mean, it really doesn't get any better than that, right?  Said montage in my head thus furthers my belief that any life event you experience can be found in an episode of Saved By the bell.  Who knew SBTB was so philosophical?


""Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." H. Jackson Brown
I saw this quotation not long ago on a friend's Facebook and I have some issues with it.  I mean, it's a great idea in theory, but I'm willing to bet that they didn't spend 8-9 hours of their day trying to make a dollar.  Meaning they didn't spend all their time at a job.  Or if they did, it was these jobs that lead them to their greatness.  Moral of my rambling?  
There's no time!  There's never any time!!

At least to do the things that I want to do vs. what I have to do.  Don't get me wrong.  I am thankful every day that I have a job and I am able to pay my bills and still have a good life.  I also enjoy my job (for the most part).  It's just that at the end of the day, I have very little energy to do much else.  But the laundry still needs to be done and the house cleaned, etc.  And then when I take the time to write a blog entry or just watch TV, I feel guilty, like I should be doing something else more productive.

I then have the problem of extracurricular activities (ok, I know that I am not in school anymore and therefore the use of "extracurricular" isn't quite correct, but what do you call them when you are a "grown up"?).  I teach the CCD classes which I enjoy, but I also want to help out with my sorority.  I would love to go back and serve as an advisor, but I know that the two activities together would be waaaay too much.  So how do I decide?  And how do I make it all work?  How do I manage the need to do and the want to do and still do all that I want to do?

Certainly caffeine pills are not the answer. 

P.S. Go back an entry for my 30 Day Challenge Post!


  1. I cant believe you posted this!! My roommate and I freak out like Jessie ALLLLL the time when we cant find things and repeat ourselves 1000 times because this is hysterical!! Love it!

  2. Oh man, I just watched the clip and died laughing, even though I've seen it a thousand times. I know it wasn't meant to be funny, but it is!
    I often repeat this sketch too! In fact just the other day a friend of mine at work and I were doing this because we were talking about how much there was to do and how little time we had.


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