I made a decision the week that I turned 50 and also was on vacation: I wouldn’t wear my watch. I had a couple of goals.
1. To stop being so ruled by the time of day it was (eg: “time for breakfast” or “time for bed”)
2. To make my vacation feel longer.
So for about 10 days, I didn’t wear my watch. It turned out that on the few occasions when I tried to guess the time, my guesses were usually pretty close: within 15 minutes or so of the actual time. Of course, for the first several days, I looked at my watch-less wrist to see what time it was, but then when I remembered that I wore no watch, I just said, “Okay, I don’t know what time it is,” and was okay with that.
I didn’t start wearing my watch again until today. I put it on this morning, then after i looked at it for the third time and realized that it still said 10:12AM (not to mention that it was also a day behind on the date!), the ugly truth was revealed: THE BATTERY STOPPED.
Is the Universe sending me a message?