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September 09, 2007


Going Like Sixty

If you love your job, who needs hobbies?


I have been enjoying your blog for a couple of weeks. You just scared me a little with this post. I'm starting a side business - I plan to continue with my full-time job while I see if this is something that will be profitable, but I've got a good feeling, and feedback, on it so far. I already made myself a boundary list and one thing I wrote was: I still have to have a life outside work. Is it possible?


And you were damn good at it too sweetie. And....you're damn good at what you're doing now. But honestly....I can't wait for the day when you can play again. I've never grown up, and I don't want you beating me there. Love you oodles....~Mom

Lisa Canter

Yes yes yes and despite what some time management Gurus might say - I think one has to work this hard to get something off the ground. I speak more of Marc than myself as I still get to enjoy other things. I just want to laud you and tell you that I think these myths that we can have it all are for the birds. Especially when it comes to women- I am tired of seeing women feeling guilty because they can't do it all - motherhood career - great sweeping love life. It's not that I am against those that do - it's just that I hate to see people feel the pressure to be superwoman when even doing one thing reasonably well should be enough. Kudos to you and the others on Bloghers funding and growth.


I believe that by just being a part of “Priscilla Palmer’s Personal Development list” suggests that each of us post this list. You like me (Killeris at “Attitude, the Ultimate Power”) are on this list. If you have already posted it, THANK YOU. If you have not posted it, I am officially putting out a challenge that you add additional sites that fit the theme and post the entire list. This is my opinion only. If you disagree I respectfully understand. If you do agree with me this list can be found at: http://mondaymorningpower.blogspot.com/2007/09/personal-development-list-challenge.html


I've been trying to learn to stop stressing about fitting everything what I or others think I should be doing into my schedule. I find the things I really want to do tend to bubble to the surface, anyway, so lately I've stopped ignoring those and just do them.

For example, I was very indulgent this summer--I started with a personal trainer (first time ever) to rehab an injury and get back into shape (loved it--highly recommended), I played golf 2-3 times a month, I worked a lot in my new backyard, and I joined a poker league. I cut back on a couple other commitments to do all this, and I'm sure I'll go back to them soon enough, but it was a really fun summer and I don't regret anything I did--or consequently didn't--do.

In fact, I think I discovered the value of play for one's mental and physical well-being--at least in ways I hadn't previously. Of course, maybe that's my justification for being what could easily be described as "lazy" this summer (since it seems many are quick to dismiss anything non-career-advancing or financially-motivated as "lazy" these days), but hey, it worked for me. I feel recharged heading into the "school year" now and feel good about getting back to more "responsible" endeavors.

Play--I highly recommend it.

Rick Calvert

Your post really hit home Jory. I understand completely where you are. You will get to that place again where you can play.

The only question you have to ask yourself is "is it worth it?"

I think in your case and in mine it is, but you have to answer that question for yourself.

You are working on something far bigger than just another business and being able to be part of a revolution is exciting and rewarding. It is much more than a job, or work.

/shrug at least thats how I feel about it now. It certainly can't continue forever.

Rita Arens

It's so easy to have happen, especially when you have ownership in your work. You've reached the Shangri La of workingdom, so it IS probably very hard to look away from it.

Alas, you'll have to schedule the play. I do, every day from 5-8. I'm forced to by my daughter, but I highly recommend doing it regardless. You don't have to have a kid, but damn, they really don't have any patience for people who won't play. Just schedule yourself some bubbles. I'll put some in the mail.


I recently took up bellydancing to ensure I had something that would distract me with enough force to stop thinking about work altogether. It's impossible to think about anything other than how ridiculous you look trying to shake your ass and not have it wobble too much at the same time - "watch that blubber fly"

Really enjoyed you blog and this post especially.

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