Two things happen when I return home to Waterloo:
- I track my time much less rigorously.
- Of the time I do track, much of it is filled by long stretches with family.
And I’m okay with that.
When I’m off in Ottawa, I feel some need to account for my time, as if I want to ensure that my independent time is well spent. (Admittedly, I rarely review my time tracking data to see how I measured up—I think the incentivizing happens through the act of measurement itself.)
When I’m with family, though, I wonder if I have some higher confidence that it’s time well spent, time that I don’t really need to account for.
I realize folks don’t or can’t always feel this way about their family. For what it’s worth, I tend to extend similar thinking to my chosen family, to the friends with whom I spend my time—I’m not too worried about an accurate accounting, because I know it’s all worthwhile.
To close, I’d just like to share the latest edition of Sameer’s newsletter, “Finding the things that you love”. It’s short, sweet, and impactful—as always.
Here’s to happy days, and time well spent. All the best for the week ahead!