Last weekend, we had 3 people compete in a USA weightlifting event, and I’m proud to say that all three made the podium for their weight classes! All 3 hit at least one PR, and they all showed very well on the day. I don’t think it’s a coincidence either that these 3 are always in the gym, looking to improve. There is no substitute for putting in the time to your craft. Congrats Amy, Will, and Jon!
Time is amazing. It’s either going too fast, going too slow, disappears, etc. Time is fleeting when we are not aware of it’s presence and may miss out on certain important aspects of life.
Sometimes I get asked the question, “If you could go back in time, would you have chosen not to enlist?” My response to that is simple. If I changed anything in the past then I wouldn’t be the person that I am today: the scars, the epiphanies, the mistakes, life lessons, etc. All these things have made me who I am today. This applies to all of us. We all make decisions and live by them. There are also regrets in my life, but I can’t allow regret get in the way of progress.
May 20th is an important date to remember for me because it’s a day in time when one of many brothers in the USMC passed on. Even if I could rewind and play back that moment, there is nothing I could have done for him. Maybe I could have said nicer things maybe, perhaps I could have been a better friend, but in the end, it would most likely have happened regardless. Ever since then, my relationship with time has become very critical for me with many ups and downs there after.
Time is so precious. It will always continue to move forward, but how we perceive time may hinder our ability to develop with time. Sometimes I feel like I can’t get through the day. Sometimes the present time feels like eternity. Sometimes I just want to shut down even. Nevertheless, time moves on. Whether it be for good times or bad times, it continues to move forward without skipping a beat. Thus I accepted the fact that yesterday has passed and tomorrow is eminent… Every day. But the time I have now in the present is something I can hold true to; with myself and the people that I share that time with. -Tim