Do you work to live, or live to work?

Everyone is born, everyone breathes, & everyone dies, that is known. What is unknown is how much time each of us has in between those things .  I really don't like writing on the above premise but some things things just have to be said. When you make the decision to change life's script for you, things just seem so hard. It's scary to embark down an unknown road. Have you ever taken a wrong turn and thought, I think my GPS is wrong! That feeling you get in your stomach, yes that is fear of the unknown. You know when you finally get to a familiar spot, your stomach and brain ease up and you feel relief? That is the feeling of success.

Sometimes our brains make things out to be larger than life. We dream up these imaginary scenarios that are so scary and in the end, none of it happens. Sometimes we are just afraid, and that is OK.

You can't possibly be living a life that matters if you are scared all the time. You also can't be living the real definition of LIFE if you are following some life script or standard dictionary definition.

Living your life means making decisions on what makes you smile, happy, engaged and alive. It's simpler than it seems.

What do you do for a living? A question that unfortunately makes people either crouch down in a dark corner or scream from the rooftops. Many people are proud of their accomplishments, but do their accomplishments make them a better person? That's a question that only each person can answer, about themselves.

Where do your core "LOVES" ( I am banishing the word PASSION here ) exist? Mine exist with my family, we go on millions of adventures and it's great. We love spending time with each other and regardless of how chaotic life is (and it is and has always been chaotic around me) that is what grounds me. Them.

What you do for a living isn't who you are, it only shows where you've been. I try and remember that, often.

If you are fortunate enough to do something for a living that makes a difference in something other than your pocket, then that rocks.

Do you work to live, or live to work?

Photo Cred: Bert van 't Hul