Fast-paced life
No time to go slow
Rushing each day
From the get-go
Ultimate aim:
To fit it all in
This way though
We just exist
From one moment
To the next
Forgetting to smell
The roses instead;
To really live

(c) Sanch – Living my Imperfect Life

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Until next time,


  1. Jen

    August 26, 2014 at 7:59 am

    This happens to the best of us so easily, right? It’s totally important to live in the present moment and smell those roses. I agree.
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    1. Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life

      August 26, 2014 at 8:10 am

      We get so caught up trying to do everything in this busy world and not miss out but in doing so, we miss out!

  2. J.Gi Federizo

    August 26, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Life can be such a rat race….

    Hey, do write more poetry 🙂
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    1. Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life

      August 27, 2014 at 5:26 am

      It can! Hard to sometimes not run even if we don’t know why!

  3. Mridubala

    August 26, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    That was a keepsake reminder.
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  4. Shailaja V

    August 26, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    True, isn;t it? No time to slow down and smell the roses. Lovely!
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    1. Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life

      August 27, 2014 at 5:25 am

      Yep…doing a zillion things at once results in this!

  5. Jennifer Knoblock

    August 26, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    So true! So much peace (and poetry) to be had by slowing down. 🙂
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  6. lovehappynotes

    August 26, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    This is so true, and a great reminder to enjoy life, moment by moment.
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  7. Sarah Ann

    August 26, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    An eloquent and truthful piece. Life passes quickly and we need to be careful it doesn’t pass us by.

    1. Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life

      August 27, 2014 at 5:24 am

      Thanks Sarah Ann, we really need to be mindful.

  8. christina

    August 26, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    so much truth in this piece
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    1. Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life

      August 27, 2014 at 5:19 am

      Thanks Christina…we are always running & sometimes I don’t think we know why!

  9. Nate

    August 27, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Care to sit back with me and drink some margaritas while the rest of them run on ahead toward the abyss, Sanch?
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  10. Marcy

    August 27, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Well said–this is an important message.
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  11. Meg

    August 27, 2014 at 10:06 am

    So true, Sanch. Thanks for the reminder to slow down!
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  12. KymmInBarcelona

    August 27, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Love the hip-hoppy rhyme, and great sentiment!
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  13. Rajlakshmi

    August 27, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    To think of it, I have starting taking it all slow ever since I left India. I feel life here is quite relaxed. 🙂
    You expressed the Rush very well with your words.
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  14. simple girl

    August 29, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    You know if I try not to rush and do things at my own pace, it is a huge struggle … So rushing is the only option I guess…
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