Sparrow at Heart

Where has the time gone?


So having a boyfriend has meant there has been quite a lot of changes in my life.  I find myself doing things very differently because time and the value of time has changed a lot:

  • My best friend has started complaining because I don’t blog or tweet enough now.  I should rather say she phones me to tell me she is disappointed in me, for not posting a blog post. 
  • Lack of time invested in completing assignments and studying!  I should mention that my boyfriend is completely committed to making sure I complete my assignments on time and in good form.  And he has advised me, that I will need to start a strict study schedule after the Easter weekend!
  • Time spend socialising with only my female friend.  We still visit.  We still speak on the phone – it just now feels different, it feels like I am neglecting them a bit.  I know it isn’t a case of me not knowing what is going on in their lives.
  • In the past I would lay on the couch feeling lazy, I know find myself getting home and being productive, doing the householdy things I would normally only do in the middle of the night because it has to get done.  (vacuuming in at 11pm, my poor neighbours!!)
  • I’m doing a lot less impulsive things, I now say things like:  “Let me just see what Kobus and I have planned for the day”
  • I plan!!!  We have a shared google calendar!  This makes planning so much easier!

I’m having so much fun!  I’m sure things will settle shortly, studying is a big concern at the moment, as Laura reminded me, exams start in just over a month.  I think for right now however I will just enjoy the long weekend that lies ahead!

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Author: Alet Swart

Gauteng based boy-mama and blogger. Passionate about self-development & learning. A21 Volunteer. Empowered by Grace.

5 thoughts on “Where has the time gone?

  1. I understand exactly what you’re saying. Recently, my time has been spent on finding a new job (which I’ve done), spending time with my new niece, wedding planning, and spending time with my grandfather… I have been VERY slack in the friend department so I’ll be making more of an effort in April to see friends and catch up…

  2. Ahh, the joys of real life shared.

  3. Exams are stressing me out something chronic!

    I have told D it starts from tomorrow – serious! Him and the kids will need to occupy themselves :-p

    You dont realise just how much life does change when you become 2 :)

    • I have calculated that there are six weeks until exams!!
      Lots of discipline and it will all be over before we know it!

      I’m sure you will be fine Laura!! :)

  4. A shared Google calendar is simply essential!!!
    I do hear where you’re coming from. I used to spend all my time online chatting but when my Glugs and I hooked up that fell away.

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