I can definitely identify with Hermione in the Harry Potter series. The whole time turner concept is ingenious. I have to carry a notepad and pen with me everywhere because I constantly think of new ideas that need to be jotted down, songs I want to download, subjects I want to do some casual research online about for fun, and just other random crap in general. My only problem is, that I just don’t have enough time in one day to do everything that pops into my head. I wouldn’t use a time turner like the name insinuates and turn back time because I regret something and would like to change the outcome, I would simply like to get all the tasks done in one day that I come up with. There are so many books I’d like to read, so many art projects I have ideas for, so many places I’d like to volunteer and so many foods I’d like to give a go at making in the kitchen. BUT I JUST DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME.
This is frustrating for me. I’ve been waking up so early in the morning to take my mom to work (she is recovering from a broken arm and can’t drive) then by the time I come home again, eat some breakfast and maybe get one or two small items done on my to-do list like read a magazine on the front porch and maybe start a load of laundry, it’s time to go pick my mom up again for her lunch break. We make it back home, have a bite to eat, take her back to work 40 min later, and I accomplish entering in some GRE vocabulary terms into Quizlet for later review and redo-ing my nails. Okay, time to get mom from work for the day. Now we’ve spent a little bit of time talking and its already time for dinner, shower, and bed. Say what?!! Where has all my time gone? I wanted to read some more of a book, clean up my room, and perhaps actually study some of those GRE terms I entered in. Nope. Too late. I’m already pooped from such a long day. Ugh. I feel like it has been such an exhausting day but I haven’t gotten anything done!?!!?
How do these couch potatoes do it?
How does one mindlessly sit on a couch and watch TV, for instance?
I just don’t understand. Maybe my brain is just hyperactive and my body just can’t keep up.