From the Editor’s Desk: Time is flying by

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By Anthony Welch

Since I hit my 40s a handful of years ago, time’s become a blur.

One minute, I’m holding my toddler son. The next, he’s a third-grader (who talks to me like he’s a teenager already). One minute, my facial hair just has a few specks of gray. The next, an influx of white hairs have invaded and taken over.

These are just a few signs of time flying by way too fast for me. There are plenty of others. Take this newspaper, for example. Putting together each month’s issues seems to come up faster and faster.

I really wish time could slow down just a little. However, I’m sort of to blame for its speediness. I thrive on staying busy and always having something to look forward to. My life as a musician really fuels this, constantly having rehearsals and shows to look forward to. Activities with my wife and son also add to this.

One of my goals for 2020 is to sit back, take a few breaths and try to do nothing … even if for just 10 minutes. Perhaps this will slow things down a tiny bit. But that, in itself, will be a tough task for me. I’m not cut out for sitting still. It makes my mind race with too many thoughts of worry and stress. If I stay busy, my mind is distracted. How do you relax and take a breather from life? Feel free to email me at anthony@lafifty.com.

As always, thank you for reading Life After 50, especially as we enter our 30th year!

One minute, I’m holding my toddler son. The next, he’s a third-grader (who talks to me like he’s a teenager already). One minute, my facial hair just has a few specks of gray. The next, an influx of white hairs have invaded and taken over.

These are just a few signs of time flying by way too fast for me. There are plenty of others. Take this newspaper, for example. Putting together each month’s issues seems to come up faster and faster.

I really wish time could slow down just a little. However, I’m sort of to blame for its speediness. I thrive on staying busy and always having something to look forward to. My life as a musician really fuels this, constantly having rehearsals and shows to look forward to. Activities with my wife and son also add to this.

One of my goals for 2020 is to sit back, take a few breaths and try to do nothing … even if for just 10 minutes. Perhaps this will slow things down a tiny bit. But that, in itself, will be a tough task for me. I’m not cut out for sitting still. It makes my mind race with too many thoughts of worry and stress. If I stay busy, my mind is distracted. How do you relax and take a breather from life? Feel free to email me at anthony@lafifty.com.

As always, thank you for reading Life After 50, especially as we enter our 30th year!

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