Man, you buy a website domain and the people calling you about your new business and emailing you about building you a website come crawling into your life like roaches. Ironically, building websites is what I use to do for a living, among other things in the marketing and advertising realm.
It’s been almost three years since I’ve worked. Back then I was a third owner in an ad agency, before that I had been self employed for over ten years. It’s amazing how time flies when you’re having fun as they say. I loved my career, I still do. I wish I could continue doing it, but the heart doesn’t always cooperate.
I use to be at my desk by 9:00 am then work until 3:00 to 3:30 pm when the kids got home. Do the kid thing, some homework, feed the dogs, cook some dinner, go teach a ballet class or two, and by ten, after everyone was safely in their rooms for the night, be back at my desk to work until 2:00 or 3:00 am in the morning. Ten to twelve hour days were normal for me and I had the energy and stamina to keep up…and I really didn’t mind working those kind of hours.
Some day I may have that type of energy again, but I don’t think I’ll be doing that kind of working. This time around I’ll do what brings me joy, not that I didn’t love my career, but I’m not sure how much joy it brought to my life. This time I’ll plant more flowers in my yard, cook more elaborate dinners, decorate more for the holidays, spend more time in my sewing room, enjoy my family more, go out with friends more, I’ll dance more…
Not often does a person get a second chance at life, and who knows, I may not get mine, but I’m going to plan as if I will. And like the beloved roach I started this entry with, it’s going to take a lot more than a can of Raid to kill me! <wink>