It’s Just Not Work
A woman who’s a good friend of our family joined us in LA for a celebration of our new granddaughter. We were catching up over a huge family dinner, and she said, “You know, Alan, it seems everything you do is about something you love doing. You don’t have ‘work,’ you just have ‘interests,’ from running your trains or building models to coaching people and hosting unique events. The same with the books you write.”
I put in my “time” when I was younger, working in some boring places and for some really awful bosses. But when I was fired by one of them in 1985 (proof enough for me that God exists), I decided I would captain my own ship, even if it meant going down with it. Fortunately, I’ve kept it afloat, and more.
People are surprised that I’m not retired (AKA “waiting to die”) or reducing my work. But I have no “work,” unless I have to haul stuff around the place for my wife. I simply have a life that I’ve created. That option awaits you, too.