Legacy Of Fun

I'm looking for balance in my life

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No life balance in cubicle.

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I would like more balance in my life. More exercise, joy, connection, fun, health, laughter, free time, time with family, time with friends, confidence, a true sense of vocation, etc.

Instead, I have too often chosen a paycheck. And the means to earn that paycheck have taken far too big a chunk out of the other things I desire. Like really living life instead of just “earning a living”.

Suck it up

Now, some say that a man like me with a wife, daughter and dog to support should not look a gift horse in the mouth. They say the facts of life are that the balance is this: we work hard when we’re young so we can sustain ourselves when we’re old.

To those people I say… maybe you’re right. But I no longer want to choose to fulfill that story if it’s in my power to choose a different one.

I just don’t want to spend what’s left of my youth in that reality. Life is too short and frankly, I’m too disappointed in a life like that to not fight against it in some way.

Plan? What plan?

So here I am with a family to support. I have no college degree and my resume is full of jobs that fail to lend to the changes I am after in my life. Jobs that I can do well, yet always feel misplaced in.

I’d like to say I have a plan, but so far I just have a desire. Expressing that desire here is one way to help start making it a reality.

Can you relate? Have you walked this path? Successful or not, I’d love to hear your experience in the comments.

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Yana

Nov 28,2010 @ 03:31PM

Nice post.



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