Today is Thursday. Today is my Friday. There have been only a handful of times in my career that I’ve worked 40 hours a week. I recently left a job that I worked 55 days straight twelve hours a day, so forty hours now is a blessing.
I had about a month off voluntarily and that was a blessing. It was the longest I have voluntarily had off in my career. It causes me to evaluate my work ethic. I have been working since I took that paper route at eleven years old and I’ve been working to get ahead ever since. I’m still not ahead, by the way. The hamster wheel continues to turn.
The early mornings spent in reading, contemplation or writing are good for me. This, also, is a blessing. The next three days I will wake a little later, but my morning routine will be the same. It keeps me focused on what matters and what matters is my own inner peace. I can’t be anything for anyone else until I can be me for myself and this ritual helps keep me centered.
Work and career is a thing I do to provide the lifestyle my family deserves. It’s easy to lose sight of my passion, which is creativity. Whether it is writing, music, drawing, contemplating, or any other creative pursuit. It’s what I want to do all the time.
I do have to work for the income but I am blessed to be able to work in a trade that allows me to create. It also allows me to be my authentic self. So until my passion is able to provide, I will get busy working.