Time Waits For No One

I’ve been thinking about this for a while so I decided to write a blog about it. I don’t know about you guys, but I still remember my sixteenth birthday, my high school prom, my first kiss, my silly, crazy years through college, my marriage, the birth of my first child… you get the picture. It seems like just yesterday all this happened.

Well, it’s 2014 already, and I’m in my freakin’ forties. I need reading glasses, and I definitely need to count my calories (yes, I gave up pop a few months ago, folks)! My daughter is going to be leaving for college in a few months, my son is about to be sixteen, and my baby is no longer my baby. He is almost nine!

So what is my point of this blog? TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE! So if you have a dream, do it today- don’t wait for tomorrow! If you enjoy something… a passion, then pursue it! What are you waiting for? If you love somebody, but you haven’t told him/her, today is the day to say it. If you’re sorry about something, then say it. Why is it so hard for people to say they’re sorry? Don’t wait for tomorrow because before you know it, tomorrow will soon be ten years later.

Life is too short! Live each day to its fullest. People you love will make mistakes and will disappoint you. So what does that mean? You’re willing to walk away? That’s the easy way out. Learning to forgive is the most courageous act anybody can learn. Don’t hold grudges. Shit happens, but life will always go on.

Remember, time waits for no one. That’s why I decided to write my books. I’m so passionate about it, I finally said to myself, “What the hell am I waiting for?” Work is always going to be around, and my responsibilities at home are not going anywhere any time soon. So, I just said to myself that it’s now or never. There will never be the “perfect time” to do what you really want to do.

So follow your dreams. Do it today! Don’t wait for tomorrow because tomorrow is not guaranteed. Now, I leave you with “This is Your Life” by Ryan Calhoun.

This is your life

It’s coming down

The weight of the worlds coming fast

If you wait around

You’ll see that it all comes to pass

Every time you find out the world isn’t flat,

Just trace the ground you’ll find just where you’re at.\

This is your life

Don’t try to get it right

There’s nothing here to fight

I wish you could see how you burn so bright

This is your life

 All roads

You’ve taken right down to the end

At every turn

You’ve found something new begins

So take the ride

And travel along where it goes

All in time

You’ll wonder how far you’ve gone

 This is your life

Don’t try to get it right

There’s nothing here to fight

I wish you could see how you burn so bright

This is your life.

 All this time spent chasing after things that won’t survive

This is your life

Don’t let it pass you by

There’s nothing here to fight

I wish you could see how you burn so bright

This is your life

Don’t try to get it right

 You’ve climbed to such great heights

And everyone see how you burn so bright

This is your life

This is your life

Yeah this is your life

This is your life

This is your life.

About Jalpa Williby

Jalpa Williby was born in India and immigrated to the United States at the tender age of eight. A voracious reader, Williby’s adolescence was marked by a promising academic career. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science from the University of Illinois, Williby went on to earn her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University. Her passion for helping her patients led her to a specialty in neuroscience, focusing on children and adults with neurological impairments. For the past 20 years, Williby has worked as a Physical Therapist, a career she loves because she gets to make a difference, “One person at a time!” When she is not working, she enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her husband and her three children. Juggling her time as a wife, a mother, and working fulltime, her love and passion for books never subsided. Some of her favorite books are A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Twilight Series, and The Hunger Games Trilogy. When asked what inspired her to write her debut novel, Chaysing Dreams, Williby answers simply, “Because I have a story to share.”

Posted on March 9, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I really like and very inspired… 🙂

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  2. The past few years have been a time of incredilbe change in my life. I’ve experienced passings: The loss of loved ones; the realization that I’ve outgrown some people I had temporarily reunited with from my younger days; putting my foray in the independent filmmaking behind me and drifting away due to life, distance and personal goals from the people who, for three years, explored that world with me.

    There have also been some new beginnings: A new career with the county after almost sixteen years employed in the field of professional security; my decision to finally pursue my ficition writing again, only this time much more seriously; my life as an ex-smoker (three years plus now); recognizing the form of mental illness I suffer from and finally accepting that I will likely have to live my life while managing that illness for the remainder of my days; watching my nephew become a full blown teenager as he started attending high school and my replenished and closer relationship with Jesus Christ.

    One ancillary effect of all of this is that I’ve become keenly aware of the passage of time. Like you, I’m in my forties now and I can look back (with a fair amount of personal experience on these bones) at a life that so far- if not always a happy journey – has at least never, ever been boring. I tip my hat to you for stating this so succinctly, ma’am.

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    • This is amazing. I’m proud of you for finding yourself and your calling… we’re always searching, and unfortunately, many never find what they’re searching for… time just passes them by. Thanks for sharing and wish you lots of luck with your writing. 🙂

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  3. I feel your pain. And need of reading glasses.

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