Shhh….I’m working

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:

Emilie Wapnick’s talk about “Why some of us don’t have one true calling”

The second was equally “AHA” because it’s one of the BIGGEST reasons I quit my job:

Jason Fried’s talk:  “Why work doesn’t happen at work”

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.xoowl-bird-animal-eagle-owl-69769.jpeg