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Well, THAT weekend was too short!

Monday, May 13, 2013

But it was *wonderful*. It had all the elements of Master Living: meaningful activity (getting that bit of cleaning and laundry done), exercise (run on Saturday, walk and swim on Sunday), good nutrition, and companionship (visit from son). What more could I want of a weekend? Another day would be nice.

This made me think of what I would want in my "ideal" job. A 32 hour week would be about perfect... but it would have to have the same kind of creative side my current one has. Maybe "set my own deadlines, reasonable ones that don't require OT". The ususal benefits... health insurance and a paycheck that covers the bills and gives me "play" money to support my athletic outings... and enough vacation time to go do them. Oh, and I only want this job for about ten years, after which I'd want to move on to "other things". Riiiight... dream on.

Don't get me wrong... I love my work. Just would prefer it not to be quite so urgent and pressured as it is this year!

Part of what got me thinking about the ideal job has to be a conversation I had with my son yesterday about his future plans. He's still deciding about back to school in September.

That said, today's pep talk reminders:
* Drink your water.
* Savor the healthy things you put in the bag.
* GO TO RECESS when it's time to do so!
* And leave on time! It will still be there tomorrow.

LIFE is good. Spark on, my friends! emoticon
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SPARKFRAN514 5/15/2013 1:00PM

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SUSANNAH31 5/14/2013 8:26AM

    Part-time with more control makes the job so much better.
And... a new adventure to look forward to in a few years is lots of fun too.
Maybe it could happen. You never know.

I like your advice to yourself each day. What a good idea.
Just like Mom sending you off for the day.



Comment edited on: 5/14/2013 8:26:46 AM

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WATERMELLEN 5/14/2013 7:47AM

    I'm with LINDA: self employment makes it possible to tailor the job all right . . . but of course comes with a whack of other factors!!

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CASEYTALK 5/14/2013 7:34AM

    I am retiring from my dream job in a few months. It has been a wild ride, but I am also looking forward to the next great adventure.

You do seem to have your head on straight and your priorities in order. May the force be with you!



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COMPUCATHY 5/13/2013 11:06PM

    It's good to think about what you REALLY want...it's the first step in seeing it come to light! Glad you had a good visit with your son. You're right...weekends are just too short! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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DLDMIL 5/13/2013 10:38PM

    I also would love a shorter work week with the same benefits and pay. Maybe some day. Recess is good. Hope you had a good day.

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PATRICIAAK 5/13/2013 6:41PM

    Satisfied with what I do, despite the long hours.

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_LINDA 5/13/2013 3:11PM

    For a while there, they were suggesting shorter work weeks to make the jobs go further around. Wonder what ever happened to that concept? I guess the only way to get the hours you wnat, the boss you want and the projects you enjoy is to be self employed :P In the mean time, here is hoping your current job can still be enjoyable and challenging without driving you to EE!

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ROXYZMOM 5/13/2013 12:56PM

    Great idea! I hope you have a great week!

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SIMONEKP 5/13/2013 11:36AM

    we're all looking for the ideal something

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LESLIELENORE 5/13/2013 11:06AM

    Life IS good! Take care.

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DALID414 5/13/2013 10:34AM

    Your ideal job sounds VERY ideal! Hire me on once you settle in emoticon

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GABY1948 5/13/2013 9:50AM

    Have a great week!

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SLENDERELLA61 5/13/2013 9:47AM

    Wishing you and me the perfect job!! I think about 8 hours a week in the office and assignments to do on my own schedule would be my preference. Although keeping grandkids at home has its own charm and challenges. I meet tomorrow to try to create something that will work with my current obligations and challenges. Hope you get the chance to improve things at your office so that the pressures and deadlines are more reasonable, while the creativity blossoms!! -Marsha

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MSLZZY 5/13/2013 9:39AM

    I would love to have a 32 hour work week but fear that the extra time not working would be swallowed up in other projects. I make time for me but feel that my
mind would pull in too many ways to carve out more. I would find my way around it but that is years down the road.
Life IS good so Spark on living the good life. HGS!

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LEWILL1982 5/13/2013 9:05AM

    I think flex scheduling is becoming more and more important. I'm trying to figure out how to go about getting that passed. Glad you had a good weekend!

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KALIGIRL 5/13/2013 9:02AM

    Recess? emoticon Love it!

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NEW-CAZ 5/13/2013 8:13AM

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Have a good week hun emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 5/13/2013 8:06AM

    doin' the recess today! LOL That made me smile.

Hope it's a good Monday for you. HUGS

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FCARMICH 5/13/2013 7:58AM

  good!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 5/13/2013 7:56AM

    LOL When you find that job, there will be a lot of applicants lining up behind you!

Nice pep talk. Off I go with your thoughts in my head.

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