Tuesday

Time.

It hit me today. Where did the time go? When did I start getting so old so fast? I know I'm really far from old, but I guess what I really mean to say is how did 21 years come and go so fast, and how fast will the next 21 years be? Growing old frightens me. Not because I'm afraid of aging, but mostly because it's completely out of my control. Whether I take advantage of every second or if I waste my time away, growing up and growing old will be here the exact same time. When I'm 30, I'll be 30; when I'm 50, I'll be 50; when I'm 80, I'll be 80. Nothing I can do will slow down time, if I'm blessed to even reach those ages at all. Time is precious. Time isn't promised. Time is on its own schedule. Today I've been reminded of a lot of things, but mostly that time is a gift. To remember to use it wisely, because once it's gone, it's gone.


46 comments:

  1. Our life is precious. Each year we get older is a blessing :) Beautiful post, Kinsey.

    Victoria

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  2. lovely pictures, and true words.
    xx.

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  3. Beautiful post and photo. And even though time passes, we can also take comfort in the fact that what's in the past is in the past, and nowhere else! :)

    ♥Brooke
    http://youreinbrookelynn.blogspot.com

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  4. Time is such a crazy thing ... I just turned 27, and the realization hits me a few times each month. Everything flying so quickly ... sometimes it's refreshing, other times, it's hard to process. All that matters is that each day is lived with love.

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  5. you have described exactly how I am feeling lately, its a frighting thing.
    Love the honesty,
    Jordan
    http://www.jordan-kearney.blogspot.ca/

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  6. It's so true, all we have is NOW. (I'll be 30 this year eep!) And I love love love First Aid Kit xo

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  7. lovely shot, and such beautiful, true words. great post, friend. xx

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  8. that's what scares me about time, too, that it's out of my hands. my brother told me time appears to move faster as we get older, also a scary thought.
    but I try to appreciate time and not worry about it too much.
    Thank you for this lovely post. :)

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  9. you are so young! You are the biggest inspiration to me. You are like a bigger sister that I never had.You gave me hope to do something that I love. You are just so beautiful. Thank you for being you.

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  10. I can completely relate - I too feel a little fear about how fast time moves and how it seems that every year time moves quicker, without any of our control.

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  11. I felt the same way a few days ago when I realized Feb 2nd was already upon me and that I am now 23 years old. Time flies and it is scary to think that soon my youth will be gone.

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  12. Such a beautiful picture. And what strong words. I'm 18 and I keep getting so surprised at how fast everything is going by.

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    juliettelaura.blogspot.com

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  13. Such a lovely picture. And great thoughts to go behind it. I really felt the weight of time and how fast it has went this past month as I turned 26. It's crazy to see a number and not feel like it's quite possible.
    Time definitely is a gift that God gives us!

    http://ashtonanddiscourse.blogspot.com

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  14. I am in love with these words. you are certainly wise beyond your years. however, time does trick us, and it goes by too quickly. when I think about how I'm 25, sometimes I want to cry. I feel so much younger, and yet I feel like I haven't accomplished what I would have wanted to accomplish by this point in my life.

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  15. beautiful. and you have such a beautiful profile. i love your words. so true. i'm only fifteen, but you double that and i'll be thirty. and that's scary.

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  16. Growing older, and time in general, scare me too, for the same reasons.

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  17. You sound like me, I'm 24 and wonder how I got here everyday! I still remember my first day of highschool + college! Time just runs away from us!

    Alexia of Sweet Bird

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  18. wait until you are 28, a few short months away from your 29th birthday. it will hit you that you have exactly one year before you turn thirty. bind blowing i tell ya.

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  19. You are so lovely, and I love your hairstyle!

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  20. I'm in my mid 30s, and over the past few years time has gone more quickly than ever before. It is scary. And a huge lesson. Everyday is more precious to me now. I'd say you've gotten quite far for being as young as you are! xo

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  21. yes. yes to all of this. and thank goodness I'm not the only one who thinks this.

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  22. You are stunning. And always will be.

    ~Jacy

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  23. i agree, the whole term of time hit me in my twneties, i mean i am 22 now but i realized i need to start using time properly, savoring it and relishing in it. to attain what i want and my dreams. to laugh and love and be present.

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  24. have been having a rough day. i don't usually even look at the music you post, in all honesty, but today i did. first aid kit has been a favorite of mine for some years now. i was so happy to see that you are a fan, as well.

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  25. Yes, it's too true. As a 24 year old I tell teenagers to take advantage of the time they have in high school and not waste it. And now that I'm this age, I feel the same pressure! Every age has significant change, emotion, and meaning. All ages should be valued, respected, and lived well!

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  26. very well said, you've reminded me to make teh most out of my day, even if it is boring at work, im going to make the most of my time.
    have you ever read teh theory that time does not exist at all, and that life is all just an instant? i think you'd be interested in it you should take a look x

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  27. Being nearly 48 years old I too wonder where it all has gone. But be thankful,enjoy, savour and love every moment. As I say, grab whatever the day gives you.

    Stephanie

    http://www.steffykat.com

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  28. very true... happens to me every single day.

    Valentina
    Valentina Duracinsky

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  29. 21 is not old... I just turned 30 and I feel old. I'm sure people who are 50 thing we are just young kids still. We can't take lifes moments for granted, time will just pass us by...

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  30. This was beautiful to read. Thank you for making me take a minute to remember this and that time is a gift. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

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  31. This post is definitely resonating with me because I have been thinking about this very thing a lot lately. I turned 27 (27!) in January and it made me realize that time seems to be going by quicker the older I get. It's a good reminder to be thankful for all the time I've had on this earth so far and to really focus on making the most of it in the future.

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  32. First Aid Kit is good for the soul. I was pondering the same idea yesterday, asking my husband how in the world our lives are flying by so quickly. Time is precious.

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  33. I still can't believe you're only 21, like me! Time really does fly by. Love this post.

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  34. Gorgeous photo and great post. Thanks for the reminder! xo

    http://tribeoftwo.blogspot.com/

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  35. i was 21 and boom, now I'm 29 and in a mere 10 months 30. Now, I really don't understand what has happened... time goes so quickly, so take good care of it. - Stella

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  36. I feel this way all the time girl, I know exactly what you mean! And very cute photo!

    xo,
    Jamie

    www.inspirationlush.com

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  37. I totally realized that the other day. It feels like just yesterday that going to college seemed like such a huge deal...and now I'm only one year away from being done. Things change so quickly and life throws curve-balls at you but it's wonderful to be able to rest in the fact that God holds our future and all of our days and recognizes such unique, special significance in every little thing we do...even if they sometime seem to go by quickly and often, it seems, unnoticed.

    Love hearing your heart kinsey.

    Looking forward to running into you again.
    -sharon

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  38. I have turned 30 today & I love it. Yes were does the time go? We need to make the most of all of it. "Don't squander time" can be seen on a sign in the early scenes of 'Gone With The Wind'.

    Enjoy the journey Kinsey & remember you are only as old as you feel. To keep the body yound - keep the mind young.

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  39. You're old when you have to calculate when people ask your age. Well, I have been old for some years now. I seriously have lost count... and I am only 29. Yup, only. I feel a lot younger and sometimes I feel a lot older. Like about hundred. :) Life's a journey and none of us knows how long it will last or how it will turn out. In the end time, age etc are just numbers we use to help us to organize the human world and make some sense (because numbers make sense?). I guess the perfect solution would be to make the make the most of our time and forget all about the numbers.

    xx Kaisa

    http://reindeertrails.blogspot.com.es

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  40. "Time is precious. Time isn't promised. Time is on its own schedule"
    its so frightening to be swept up in it. but incredible to get the chance to experience this universe.
    life is so strange

    xo, b

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  41. I've gone through periods where thoughts like these really slap me in the face every day. (I'm almost 27) So I'm sending love and peace to you.

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  42. that´s what I am thinking about so often when I lay down in bed at the end of a day: "it will never come back. not a second." we have to deal with it...

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