Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New way of looking at time

The idea for this entry came to me when someone else pointed out that today, May 1st, is 1/3 of the way through the year.  I honestly had never thought about the year that way.  Many businesses mark the passage of time in weeks, months and quarters, with some starting at different times. (Some fiscal years start in January, some in July, some in October, and some, like Wal-Mart start in February.)

So, today marks the beginning of the second Tri-mester of 2012.  I had heard of tri-mesters in pregnancy and grade-school I think it was, but not really since then.  Semesters and quarters, yes, but few people seemed to divide the year up into threes.  Still, it allows for another point of reference.  It offers another chance to start fresh.

May 1st has significant meaning for me for other reasons.  I can think of three important personal things that happened to me on May 1st in different years. 

I can say that looking at this marker, so far this year has been pretty good for me.  I have already met at least one of my goals for the year and I am making progress toward others.  I must remind myself that, like time, I need to keep on moving.