Time can pass by faster than you know. You keep doing your thing, and suddenly you look up, and months have gone by without notice. Suddenly, there is this brief moment of clarity.
Without knowing why, time stands still. Everything seems to stop, and you find yourself standing at a crossroad. No, actually, you find yourself standing just after the crossroad. You've already made your choice.
You can look back at where you came from, at the choices you made. And you can see ahead, down the path you choose, and the days to come.
It only last for a couple of hours, maybe less. But in that moment of clarity, it feels like you emerged from the water, and during the time it takes you to breath, you have an unobstructed view of the world around you.
And then you dive back in.