If you are in high school or college, slow down. Relax. Don’t hustle through trying to scurry on to the next stage. Careers and marriage will come. Enjoy what you have now. Long stretches.
Long stretches of time, a couple of hours here and there in which nothing and no one is making a demand on your time. I remember in college I would occasionally have a break between classes and I would steal a nap or read a novel under a shade tree. Those were the days.
I wouldn’t go back because time has given me many irreplaceable blessings, but I am actively pursuing some long stretches.
They are just harder to find.