So, to put the title of this post into perspective, there is a story told by Steven Covey about making priorities in your life. If you haven't heard about the "Big Rocks in Life", You can read it here. It's worth a look.
Work has been a bear since last September, and add in the holiday stress, New Year's annual tax and paperwork travail, and I've been feeling a bit blue lately.
This week and last, I did something I have not had time to do in quite a long time. A sew meet with my girlfriends. Even though I was tired, and lots on my mind, like shaping my children to be productive and pleasant citizens of society, and world peace, I went anyway tonight.
We chatted, made each other laugh, embarrassed whatever children were present. And there is just something in that mix of nonsense that releases some endorphins or something. I am still stressed about work, but a little less so. I am still worried about the state of the world, but a little less so. Still wishing I didn't have decades ahead of me of working, striving, saving, etc., but a little less so.
Time with friends is one of the Big Rocks in my life. I'm going to try harder not to let the sand take up all the space.
Biltmore Estate, Asheville North Carolina
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