Time Flies

How often do we wait to do many things? Like calling or visiting a loved one or friends? Like reading a book we’ve wanted to read? Like having dinner at the restaurant all our friends are raving about? How often do we desire to do any of the above and more?

As we grow older, we appreciate all the experiences we’ve had. Yet, we also know that with everything we’ve done, we could have and should have done more. It’s never about money or time—only about pushing the button and going for it.

We would have missed so much if we waited on doing things because we did not have the money. We never had that kind of money, not because we did not make a good living, but because we used our dough for the needs of our programs and people. We make choices and need to live by them. So, we traveled and explored the world regardless and paid our bills when they came due.

Example: We bought a pop-top VW in Germany and traveled and camped in most of Europe. When we arrived home, we decided to camp in Mexico. “Donka,” our VW, took us on a seven-and-a-half-month adventure—a camping trip through Mexico that turned into a memorable experience that proved both mystical and spiritual. What if we did not do this but waited or decided to not go? A very important part of our life would not have been lived.
As we sadly remember, we eventually sold our VW for what we bought it for. We all make mistakes, and that was a big one we did not have to do.

So, life and time continue to expire, but our memories remain. We have so many rich ones and remain grateful for each, even the questionable ones.

We live only now—Waiting may not be too wise—Here and now is all.


Author: Sy Ogulnick

Sy Ogulnick received a BA from UCLA, Teacher’s Credential from Los Angeles Board of Education and completed phase I (Master’s portion) in a Doctor of Behavioral Science program at California Coast University. Sy leased and operated a summer day camp in LA. He and his wife then purchased virgin wilderness land in Northern CA, where they built and operated a coed summer camp. They moved to Las Vegas, NV, and purchased, built and operated a community children’s program for families staying in a major resort casino in Las Vegas. They have created programs for children nationwide that employed many people and in the process developed successful training programs for personnel. This led Sy to lecture on how to train staff and the creating of community within the workplace. Sy was then invited to speak at professional conferences on how best to hire and train employees, which led to his becoming a consultant in the art of improving relationships in a work environment and eventually to his epiphany that “Leaders are the primary problem and the answer to the personnel issues that arise in the workplace.” Sy has written numerous papers on the subject of interpersonal relationships, leadership and power. He has lectured throughout the United States, has been interviewed by the media and has appeared on many radio and TV talk shows

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