Time flies – a saying that we’ve all used in passing conversation time and time again. You know those conversations like “oh my god, I can’t believe we left uni 3 years ago!” (genuinely can’t believe this) and the whole “time flies when you’re having fun” thing (yep, that old chestnut). There has been many a time throughout my life where I’ve wished away the days or hours; be it clock watching until home time or counting down the days in anticipation of something really exciting. But then there are times where I feel like I’ve blinked and time has simply ran away from me.
I’d be lying if I said that the latter doesn’t occasionally fill me with dread and a smidge of panic. Maybe it’s the quarter life crisis talking (a story for another day) but the older that I get, the more that I struggle with the concept of time. You see, when we’re young, time isn’t something that is really on our radar. The timeline of our lives that we created ‘way back when’ may seem crazy now, but when you’re young those ‘when I grow up’ moments seem like they are light years away. In a way it’s almost like when it comes to the concept of time, the limit doesn’t exist. After all, we’ve got our whole lives ahead of us remember?
Lately I’ve been feeling so conscious about time. There are so many places that I want to go, things that I want to do/see – things that I want to experience and achieve. I almost feel like my life is stuck on fast forward and I have no idea how to slow it down. When I pictured my life, I always thought that I would be married with kids by the time that I’m thirty, but with that day being just under six years away, I must confess that the thought of this makes me feel a little bit sick. I know, I know, a lot can change in a year (let alone six years), but when I think about the fact that I was eighteen six years ago – stumbling around and eating a Dirty Donner on Prince of Wales in Norwich – it just puts a lot into perspective for me. Time really does fly.
To me, Autumn has always felt like a fresh start and a new beginning. I think this is something that has been drummed into me since school but this time of year always makes feel like I’ve been given a new lease of life. I’m more productive, more efficient and much more determined to use my time wisely.
Recently JORD watches got in touch with me about sharing one of their iconic wood watches and I have to say that I instantly fell in love. Their lightweight wooden watches are simple, yet oh so beautiful and unique. Each JORD watch can be engraved with a custom message, plus they have gorgeous lines for both men and women (many of their styles are unisex too!). I was kindly gifted the Frankie Koa & Ash, which arrived ready sized in a beautiful wooden box containing the extra links (just in case). The grey face teamed with the wood is a big yes from me and I have a feeling that it’s going to be the perfect addition to my wardrobe this Autumn.
Yes this post is about a watch (a bloody beaut one at that) but it symbolises so much more than that. This post is a reminder to slow down, to embrace our lives with open arms and have fun. It’s a reminder to enjoy each and every milestone in your life, rather than being conscious of the next one. It’s a reminder to do what you love always. So when you next look at your own classic timepiece, stop and smile to yourself – treasure the moment. But watch out – time may fly, but life doesn’t have to pass you by.
JORD Watch Gift Card Giveaway
This Autumn, I’ve teamed up with JORD to bring you a little competition
One lucky person will win a $100 gift card to use on the JORD site.
HOLD YOUR HORSES! There’s more…
Anyone who enters will receive a $25 consolation code to use on the site.
So everyone’s a winner! What a time to be alive.
Giveaway closes 05/11/17 at 11:59 PM
*This post is in collaboration with Jord Watches, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Please read my full disclaimer for more information. I also wanted to say a big thank you to Emma for taking these amazing photos.