Deep thoughts on the passing of time (and hockey)

As I sit here in my chair, soaking in the after effects of watching the movie The Reader, I am forced to reflect on another week that has come and gone.  Another week where I finally won a couple hockey games, but lost both my games on Thursday again, for the third time in as many weeks.  Another week where I have seen time just disappear in front of me.  The annoying part is that I see the goals I have made for myself and am working to achieve them, but I am not 100% certain I chose the right goals.

The Reader is actually a great movie.  Kate Winslet’s character in the movie achieved a lot in the later part of her life.  So much that she changed who she was.  I know that statement is lost on people who don’t see the movie, but at least I understand it.  The end result is that she changed her life by working to better herself.

I have all these lofty goals I have set for myself.  Some of them have to do with hockey, but the passage of time is going to limit my ability to achieve those goals.  Some of them are educational, and I am working hard to achieve those goals in a timely fashion.  In the end though, just how much of this higher education will I use?

Mainly, I am just a little scared about what the future does bring for me.  I am going to achieve so much, but I have a lot that I want to give back to this world.  I guess the passage of time is something that I do fear after all.

2 thoughts on “Deep thoughts on the passing of time (and hockey)

  1. avatarted willing

    Time does get away on you. Sometimes I reflect on my past and wonder if I would change things, but I realized that you are what you are at that time and going back you would be the same. The best lesson learned from experience is to apply what you have learned to the present and to be the best that you can be. Don’t set your critic too high and take charge of your life on a daily basis. You probably have already given back and have cast a shadow for others to follow. I enjoyed talking with you.

  2. avatarChristopher Brian Dudek Post author

    Ted,

    I would never change what has happened to me over the last 37 years. I know I have learned so much and if I was to change something that happened back then, I would be a changed person today. That really is the problem is that I set my expectations too high. I have so many things I want to accomplish, but everyone’s time is limited. I just have to realize that I am going to do what I can with what time I have left.

    Some people want to leave a lasting impression upon people. Me? I know leaving a lasting impression is going to be impossible. Very very few people do so. I just want to leave a positive impression upon people.

    Thanks for your input Ted. I appreciate it.

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