This morning on our walk through the neighborhood park, I broke the silence to listen to a couple of TED Talks. One was a repeat for me, and I was happy to hear it again:
The second was equally “AHA” because it’s one of the BIGGEST reasons I quit my job:
Go ahead, listen first, then come back. I’ll wait….
So, I knew these things instinctively. For YEARS I said we needed noise abatement, fewer disruptions, stop that damn door from opening every 15 seconds. I CAN’T HEAR MYSELF THINK!!!!! But you know what? I was ignored. Net result? They didn’t get their money’s worth from me, at least not by MY standards. It was driving me NUTS to spend 5-6 hours a day doing stuff that should take me 1 hour. What a waste of my life. Because really? The last few years of watching my family, friends & neighbors die has provided me with a sense of urgency about living and pursuing the things that I am interested in. I needed TIME to do that.
And now, I have it.
Today’s adventure is a road trip to Luck, WI to rescue an injured owl and take it to The Raptor Center. Wonder what I’ll see along the way? Cheerio, kb.xo