Magazine topic: 
Life around the world

Tick tock: time is running out

by : 
JohnR

Hello everyone! I am sorry that it has been so long since my last post but sometimes the teaching programme here can get a little bit stressful and you lose track of what you are doing.

One thing I have noticed is how quickly time is flying past me now. Only now have I realised how little time I have left before I return to the UK and try to find another job. It is quite scary because it always feels like you have plenty of time. Very soon I will leave my beautiful Mediterranean island and return to the green fields of my home, Armagh.

Time is a funny thing. It goes quickly and slowly at the same time. One day can rush past you and the next can seem like it lasts forever. Now I wish I could slow everything down. I want to take advantage of every minute of every day to try something new and exciting. I want to be able to have one special memory for each day I have left.

My students gave me a list of things to see and do in Mallorca and I have barely seen any of them. Even on such a small island, there are far too many things to see. I want to have a superpower. I want to be able to stop time.

If I could stop time then I could exercise on the beach all day while listening to Imagine Dragons on my phone. I could see everything on the island without running or panicking. My adventure here wouldn't have to end and I would have all the time in the world to keep writing these articles for all of you.

Discussion

Do you feel that time goes very quickly? What would you do if you could stop time?