Those Pesky Groundhogs
Over the festive period I took two weeks off from work to take a break from the daily grind of fixing networks and try my absolute best to explain to the middle managers why our network is so flaky! On that last day I just couldn’t wait to get out of there! Now I’m back at work and I had to ask myself ‘where the hell did those two weeks go?’ Those two weeks felt just like an ordinary weekend. Buy why? I was at home, relaxing, spending time with the family watching T.V. and yet somehow I just didn’t feel refreshed. I felt as if every day was the same and that I didn’t get anything done. My life is like that of Bill Murray in the film ‘Groundhog Day’ and each day to me was the same and that is why I could barely remember what day it was!
It made me realise how quickly time passes by. I’m 29 now and I have to keep reminding myself of that. That 29 years of my life have passed by and so far there isn’t much for me to be proud of. The clock ticks but there the longer it carries on the more I become aware of the ‘ticking’!
In the film, at first, Bill gets so depressed with the repeating day that he tries to kill himself. Now I’m sure we’ve all been at that stage where we’ve been so fedup with everything that sometimes we would just wish it would all end.
But later in the film Bill realises that he was wasting an opportunity that was right in front of him, so he decides to help people, to learn new things and to enjoy it too. Now I believe that there is nothing more true in this world which is why Groundhog Day is one of my favorite films! That is, unless we make more of an effort with day to day life we’ll end up depressed and suicidal but if we appreciate each day, make the most of it, and make it count then we will end up being a much happier race! It’s easy to say, but hard to do, but in the long run, it will by YOU that will reap the benefits and feel happier and live longer! 🙂