Exactly, working ourselves into burnout, only focusing on our job and investing more of ourselves in companies making money just does not make sense to me. We can be efficient. I am efficient and I also set limitations. I have certain time frames for internet usage, time in my studio to paint, time to research, time to read and when dinner time gets here it’s time to be done and what didn’t get accomplished today, if anything, will be there waiting tomorrow.

At the end of today I’m going to think about how I spent 30 minutes walking around the yard with my son this morning before school checking out the buds finally sprouting on the trees and the green rising up above ground, forcing its way through the remains of winter. I may not have been making money during this time but the experience is equally as valuable to me.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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