“Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.”
― Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance
Tick… Tock… Tick… Tock… This is the sound of the year, and indeed your life, slowly slipping away. Every moment not spent living life to the fullest is another moment that is gone forever, impossible to reclaim. Tick Tock Day reminds you that the year is almost at an end, and there are things still left to be doing, and in fact only two days left to do them in. Don’t let the year end with regret! Get out there and beat the Tick Tock!
History of Tick Tock Day
Every year people look forward to New Year’s Eve to establish their New Year’s Resolutions, which of course rarely if ever come to pass. But what of the last precious moments of the year already passed? Tick Tock Day urges us to make the most of this time to complete those tasks that can be done in that time, and further to remind us just how much can be done in a short amount of time if you truly urge yourself forward.
Did you intend to repaint that living room? Perhaps you wanted to start learning a new skill, or clean out the garage. All of these things are possible in the last fading moments of the year, don’t let them go to waste! Maybe your unfinished work is of a more personal nature. Did you intend to reconcile an old friendship this year? Or close an old fissure between you and a family member? Maybe you finally wanted to take a moment to set something right and just never found the time. That time is Tick Tock Day!
How to celebrate Tick Tock Day
Wouldn’t it be nice to start the next year with a clear head and a clean heart? We all of us have regrets of things we wish we had done that remained unfinished or that we consider to be opportunities past. So long as you still draw breath there is still time to accomplish the things you wish to do with your life, don’t let the idea that it’s ‘too late’ get into your head. Tick Tock Day reminds you that there is always time for another last minute, so get out there and make sure that you don’t leave a year behind you full of regrets!