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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

"What are you investing your time in?

Work is certainly important. Only those who are incredibly wealthy would tell you that money is of no importance. Without question, we need to work to provide for our families and ourselves. Most people don't stop to really embody the idea that work is not the most important thing, however. What is of more importance is family, friends, and investing your time in those relationships. Next time you find yourself toiling over your notes for an upcoming meeting, contemplate the message you are sending. Think about what is truly a necessity in your life and actively invest your time in those things. "

I would get so stressed and focused on work when in the long run, what I did that day didn't matter in my life and probably overall not in theirs either. Part of the goal of leaving my home to find a boat to start cruising on was to find my meaning in life and to experience it for ourselves, not to slave away to make someone else a buck. I have found since we left that a lot my being was in being important to a career and it has been a struggle to feel like I am not needed anywhere.

At my new job here, I feel like I am starting the old patterns of trying to do everything perfect and go out of my way for the job instead of concentrating on my needs and the reason that we came here. We didn't come here to do what we did in Springfield, we came here to work on a boat and start cruising. I need to learn to say NO to others so we can live our lives the way we intended when we left Oregon. Otherwise I'll just go back to Oregon.
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