This past September I turned 30 years old and one thing I’ve learned, especially this past year, is the fact that time can pass both simultaneously fast and slow. For example, when I was still in nursing school, those two years seemed like the longest two years of my life. It felt as though I was never going to graduate and that my life solely consisted of classes, essays, practicums, and exams but now here I am, about to enter my 9th year of nursing and all I can think is “Holy crap! When did that happen!?” You don’t realize in those moments of frustration and uncertainty just how quickly they’re passing you by.
What might seem like an eternity is really just a small blip in your timeline. I remember being the youngest on my unit at the hospital or one of the youngest nurses when I worked at the long term care home, but nowadays I’m somewhere in the middle and find it easier to connect with some of the more experienced nurses because I don’t feel so ‘new’ to it all and yet, I can’t remember exactly when that changed for me. Although nursing school felt like forever, it seems like I should have just graduated yesterday and not back in 2010 and the same holds true for high school. I have moments that I can vividly remember; the emotions I felt, what song was playing, feeling like these days were going to last forever – both the good and the bad ones – and now here I am, thinking about these experiences that are now over a decade old…
Another great example of time passing by both fast and slow happened to me the other morning as Nate was leaving for school. I snapped a few pictures of him because he looked so cute in his outfit and as I stared at them, my eyes were beginning to tear up. There he was standing in his little stripped button up shirt with his little blue shark bow tie and a big smile on his face and I couldn’t help but think back to a few years ago when he was a colicky newborn and I spent countless hours wishing that time would hurry up so we could get past that phase and be done with it. And now here we are; four years later and he’s half way done his first year of school. That period of colic in reality only lasted a few weeks but back then, it felt like it was taking forever to end. What I wouldn’t give to go back in time and tell that version of myself to relax, take a deep breath, and try to enjoy everything about that age because one day you’re going to wake up and your newborn won’t be a newborn anymore. One day you’re going to look at him and no longer see a baby or a toddler, instead you’ll be looking at a little boy and catching glimpses of the man he’s going to become. So hold on to that crying baby a little tighter and just know that this period of his and your life will one day eventually seem like ages ago.
I’ve been trying my hardest to keep this in mind when it comes to Eli. I’m not sure if another baby is in our future or not so I’ve been slowing down and reminding myself to enjoy these moments I have at home with him. Instead of constantly thinking “oh I can’t wait until he’s able to entertain himself” or “it’ll be so nice when he’s also in school and I have some complete alone time”, I tell myself that although the days may seem long, the years are in fact short and one day in the not-so-distant future, I’m going to be staring at a picture of him and no longer seeing a baby or a toddler and when that day comes, you’ll for sure find me drowning in a puddle of my own tears.
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