The question I always have to think of is this — are you living to work or working to live?

Even if “to live” in the second half of that question just means “work on what you love,” the premise is the same. If you have a clear enough vision for where you want to be, suddenly things in your path aren’t a hindrance, just a step to get where you want to be.

I had this discussion the other day with someone on Anchor about how conflict actually qualifies us to do what we really want to do > Maybe without those other experiences, you wouldn’t be so grateful for the time you got to spend creating.

Every Tuesday and Thursday I’ve got an hour bookmarked off for “free writing.” I write without agenda. Those are probably 2 of the most enjoyable hours of my week. My full time job makes me more appreciative of the time I do have, not angry about the time I don’t.

Thank you so much for giving me a chance to expand on this. Your comment really made my day :)


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