I will leave you to ponder what this quote may mean to you. Leave me a comment and let me know. I suggest it will be different for everyone, the thought of what matters.
I am so much happier now that I left my job doing 12-hour shifts every weekend, to 8-hour shifts, 2 days a week. I can come home and cook dinner for my family, exercise, do a blog post, etc. Not just come home and go to bed because I am exhausted to just do it again the next day. This matters to me, money does not. If I had to work more, I don’t know that I would. I would much rather learn to live within my means as we spend money on stuff that is really not necessary. When I was diagnosed with CKD I decided life is too short to work my life away, and I meant it. I know people will scoff at that. I am blessed to have a wonderful husband who supported me in staying home to raise my kids because that matters to me. Some will scoff at that and say you are lucky. I wouldn’t call it luck, marriage is hard work and there is no luck involved. We both have had to work hard to make each other happy, and that matters. Reading, learning, training my dog, being with family and friends, gardening, relaxing in my pool, bird watching, photography, these things all matter to me, and I make space in my life for them. I do not enjoy entertaining, and I generally don’t even like company. But, I will meet my friends elsewhere to have friend time. I have always been that way and I don’t see it changing anytime soon.
Since my second child will be graduating this Summer, and I will be finishing up my classes, I may decide to work more hours, or I may not. I may get a work-from-home job. I have not decided yet, but I do know I am paying for these classes so I expect I will use them.
Don’t forget to leave me a comment about what you think of the quote for today.