I love the grocery store.
In my neighborhood, I end up bumping into friends, neighbors and sometimes, folks that I haven't seen in years.
Today, I ran into a friend who back in the day was a volunteer for a youth development program that I directed...now, he runs a huge human services agency in town. It was great to trade stories, talk about our families and wish each other well.
Before we checked out, he asked, "Are you going back to work when the kids go to school?" And with a smile alluded to the cost of my private liberal arts education(s). I laughed and said, "Probably...but who knows." I'm of course, still paying for my pricey degrees and so, it would behoove me to do so.
But then I got to thinking...if I do go back full-time to anything professionally...I've got to be as gut-wrenchingly passionate about it as I am about my family...because I refuse to participate in the corporate political bull shit again, simply for a nice pay check. I won't do it. I'll stay in my tiny house. Drive our cars into the ground. And minimize expenses so as not to get stuck paying that master.
So, on this arctic day, I'm wondering, what would I do, if I wasn't doing this?