November 9


What Time Is It?

By Celeste DeCamps

November 9, 2021

communication, confidence, Illusion, mindfulness, PastYouFutureYou, self-esteem, Timeless

"I Believe We're All Timeless, but We're Here for Specific Reasons to Get Things Done in a Timely Matter."

For some reason, time means nothing to me. Daylight Savings Time has never been a big deal. Change the clock forward or backward, and I don't know or feel the difference. My husband can recall the dates of past events effortlessly. He's the one who has to remind me when it's our anniversary. If someone asks me my age, I have to think about it, and then I'm quite surprised at how long I've been on this planet. Yet, it never occurs to me to ask someone how old they are. Talking to a person and I can tell pretty much the age range their in, but it's not important to me.
You probably think that I'm late to most meetings or forget about them altogether. Well, you're wrong. I'm an on-time person that shows up at the correct location and day. I make sure to put everything in my calendar, complete with alerts. Still, I feel like I'm running out of time.

That's the paradox for me. I feel like I have all the time in the world, yet I worry that I'm not getting everything done before moving on to the next life. I realize that we all are concerned with accomplishing goals we set for ourselves at one point or another. I lose sight of what I've done in the past because I'm focused on what the future me will be doing. My friend, Michele, suggested I write down all the different jobs and positions I've held over the years. She said it would give me a better understanding of what I've succeeded in doing to help me move forward to reach the new objectives I've set for myself. She also advised that I put a deadline on it so I get it done. She knows me well.

Many of us tend to forget all that we've done in a relatively short amount of time. I think about how far I've come, but to me, it feels like yesterday. I have to remind myself that the twenty-something me has grown and learned to become a more confident and creative fifty-something person. A remarkable feat, if I do say so myself. It's the same for you, too. Give yourself credit for what you've contributed to your friends, family, and business. We impact each other's lives more than we realize, and I hope always to be a force for good.

Time, for me, is an illusion. I believe we're all timeless, but we're here for specific reasons to get things done in a timely matter. I'm working on being present and appreciating what the day brings. I hope the work that I do allows someone to deliver their message with self-assurance. I believe that communication is a skill that takes practice and holds the key to success in business and our private lives.

I promise if you hire me to speak to your group, I will be on time. 

About the author

Celeste DeCamps has a B.A. in Communications from the University of Miami. She worked in radio and television, was a professional belly dancer, drummer, percussionist, nightclub owner, and a sales rep for Southern Wine and Spirits for 12 years. Throughout her different career moves, speaking to and teaching women how to be more confident is Celeste's most fulfilling job.

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