As a PhD student, I share an office space with fellow PhD colleagues. There are about 5-6 of us in the current space I'm in. Truth is, sometimes I feel intimidated by these colleagues of mine. The reason is this, I usually get to the office by noon and while I'm trying to get administrative stuffs done as I find it hard to study until it gets to around evening time, these people are busy studying hard; typing away on their computers as if they would complete their thesis in a week. In my own little corner, I'd be wondering, hope I am not being lazy or lukewarm? How come its hard to get stuffs 'upstairs' when these guys are firing away! lol
Guess what though? By the time it's around 4-5pm and they are all gone, my brain settles. I sometimes would need a few minutes nap before this time. As soon as I settle in, I fire on as well till almost midnight or whenever my train time calls. I recently realized, time plays a major role in the events of our lives. Thing is; I am not a diurnal student like them. I am usually more active at night. What would take me 3hours to achieve during the day, I 'd likely spend just about an hour on it at night. That's just how it works for me over the years and now.
Are you trying to work by another man's clock? Feeling left out because things are happening for others and not you? Others are getting married and your boyfriend is yet to propose and you're sad. Your university mates seem way ahead into their postgraduate studies and money is a barrier to starting one for you?
Listen beloved, time plays an inevitable role in the life of every man. When it is your time, things will happen. When it is not, no matter how hard you try to make them happen, they either won't or you'll end up getting it wrong. I agree, we have to make some things happen. If we don't act, they wont happen. However, there are some events in our lives we just have to wait for our turn. After you have done all you can, then wait for your timing. I repeat, after you've done all you can! Don't measure your life by how far your friends have gone or by what the media says should be happening at your age. If you do, you will take actions that would eventually lead to a huge regret. After you have done all you can, WAIT for your time.
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