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the other side of the fence

February 27, 2013

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I’ve written a lot about slowing down and working at being less busy.  Recently, I’ve been thinking about the people whose lives are full to overflowing, who find themselves with more time on their hands than they know what to do with.   Some of you are reading this and thinking “I would love to have that problem”.  But remember while the grass may appear greener on the other side of the fence – it seldom is – it’s just different grass.  While the situation is different, it can be equally as challenging to be at the place where you aren’t sure what to do with your time.

It can be tempting to fill up the time with tasks and projects.  But as I’ve said before, business isn’t the same as productivity.  And to re-iterate yesterday’s blog,  projects, hobbies, and tasks aren’t always play.  I think sometimes we just need time to become comfortable and used to the change in our live situation.  Or maybe we can  set some goals around things we enjoy so that we find our sense of purpose and joy in new things.  It can also be helpful to intentionally think about describing oneself, not just based on our job or family roles.  This is how I got into the egg business; Meg’s Eggs grew from a effort to try something new and have something else in my life beyond work.

We are all struggling to find the right balance in life, whether that is slowing down or thinking of new ways to lead a full and meaningful life.  Let’s be kind and supportive to each other, whichever side of the fence we are on.

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