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Friday, May 22, 2015

Think Out Loud: A little Ant

This is Think out Loud. It’s a weekly meme created to help bloggers break out from the blogging bubble. The rules are simple. We post whatever we want and let people know what’s in our mind. Visit the creator on Thinks Books and join too. It’s so cool to share your random thoughts.

I need vacations.

It's true. I'm a wreck and I mean, I'm always feeling weak and days pass by like a blur. I feel like someone put me in a washing machine and I'm spinning round and round. I stop for an hour or two and then I'm spinning again, whirl like there's no salvation.

I feel like an ant. Oh, yeah don't laugh. I'm a small, brown ant always working before winter catches up. And there's so many things I need to do! 

I wake up in the morning, after some failed attempts to control time, make coffee, pack my meal, take a shower, get dressed and then start running because I'm late and if I don't run I won't catch the train I need to catch. And then I won't catch the bus and then I'll be do terribly late because I need one hour and a half to reach at work so any minute lost is actually twenty minutes lost (the waiting time for the next bust)  which I can't afford.

And the ant is running, going down the stairs, and then squeezes itself in the subway while carrying a big heavy bag, because let's face it, a purse can hold so many things, right? And we all know that the ant can carry way too much heavier stuff, but I'm not actually an ant and so when the door closes behind me and I lean to the small place I'm entitled in the crowded subway train, I feel exhausted!

Fourteen minutes later the ant is going up the stairs, feet hurting, but it I need to keep in shape, so I don't complain, and two minutes later I collapse in the bus for fifty minutes.

And that is only the beginning of my day!

When I reach home around seven thirty, I want to spend some time with my guy, I need to do chores, cook because I need something to eat the next day at work, wash my hair, try to write a paragraph or two, since now I'm editing/rewriting a book, write a post, read some posts, tweet, read my book, spend time with friends, go for shopping because I need to go for shopping. Well, you know how it goes, right? I bet you understand what I'm talking about.

How do people with kids make it through the day, huh? You are superheroes!

That's it, I'm gonna faint on the couch now.
But wait ... it's Friday, so I better get dressed and spoil myself with a cocktail, right?

Life can't and shouldn't be on pause. So, like me, suck it up an move on! Who's with me?

Happy Friday!


  1. Awww You definitely need a girl's day out at the spa and a much needed vacation. Isn't it horrible when a day is almost over when you finally have time to do something when you have done so little. The world is a large place with not time to help us out but rush us and make us slower as we age. Sad but true so we have to make the best of it.

    Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

    1. Spa! Oh, sounds so dreamy!
      The truth is that I will go on a mini trip in about two weeks, but it won't be relaxing, more like running around to explore as much as I can. I will blog about it, soon. :)

      "The world is a large place with not time to help us out but rush us and make us slower as we age. " I keep that in mind, Ki. :)

  2. Suck it up and move on. Man, I say that to myself on a weekly basis. Your commute is brutal Athina. I smiled at the running part because I remember always running the mile from my apartment to class in college. I am not a runner. You fill your day so. I'm glad you have your guy and your writing and your friends even though it's never enough time. Here's to your cocktail!

    1. Many times I wonder how it would be if we could understand the concept of time while we were younger. I mean, the more we age, the less time we have, and when we were young, we kind of wasted our time. I don't know, if only we could bend time...

  3. LOL I totally relate. I work full time, am a single parent, and am trying to sell scentsy on the side. Lately I've been taking Zane to tennis practice after work every day, get home and cook, shower, and spend maybe an hour quality time with him before it's time for bed. Life gets crazy hectic. My blogging and reading time has been severely reduced. I hope it all levels out for you soon :D

    1. I really admire you, Jaclyn. We are all little ants after all!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!
      And btw, tennis is a great sport. I hope Zane is loving it!:)