When You Love What You Do, You Never Work a Day in Your Life
Do you have a difficult time balancing your working life with your personal life?
In Michigan where we live, the weather has been wonderful. Today, we have a high of 67 degrees with partly cloudy skies. I love this weather. Fall is my favorite season. I love the colors changing. I was getting all excited about the weather when I noticed the date…August 13th…with a high of 67 degrees!
I love fall, but really, it’s August 13th. It is a bit cool at 67 degrees. I guess the only thing I can do is pick myself up a Caramel Apple Spice at Starbucks after yoga class. A little treat for myself.
Today is the second Tuesday of the month and that means its Life Lesson from Toddlerhood Tuesday! Once a month for the past 3 months, I have been writing about little things that my, now 19 month-old, toddler is teaching me. For today’s article, my husband has given me permission to use what our little lady is teaching him.
The quote at the beginning of this article is something my mom has always told me. It’s a lesson that only recently have I actually been able to ‘get’. My husband, Seth, has known this for a while. He is passionate about physical therapy. He worked in the field 3 years before being accepted to University of Michigan-Flint Physical Therapy Doctorate program.
If you haven’t read the article I wrote about his journey to grad school, please visit it at: Never, Ever Give Up on a Dream.
Seth has just completed his 1st year of school. He has 2 more years to go. When our little lady was about 3 months old, I went back to work full-time and Seth stayed home with her. They had this amazing time in which they really bonded.
It’s OK to Love What You Do and It’s OK to Spend Time Doing It
Fast-forward to over a year later. Seth comes home from completing his first year of school and the little lady is kind of unfamiliar with him because he had been gone so much with going to school and working part time.
Have you ever experienced this?
First let me highlight again, that it is OK and even good to love your occupation. In fact, it is a blessing.
During his break, Seth went to work again. This time, however, he was intentional and invested into the little lady. He took her out for Starbucks dates, to the park, and probably mostly importantly he got down on his hands and knees and played with her.
With a few weeks of the break to go, Seth and the little lady are more bonded than they ever have been.
August’s Life Lesson from Toddlerhood is in the words of my husband,
Use my time wisely and to be intentional.”
It is a huge blessing to love what we do. It is a huge lesson to learn that when you have the time, intentionally invest that time into the people you love.
Have you ever had to make an intentional choice to use your time wisely? I would love to hear about it in the comments below. Have a wonderful week everyone and I’ll see you back next Tuesday.