The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. ~Henry David Thoreau
Everything is a tradeoff.
If you want to make buckets of money, you may have to work so much you have little life outside of work.
If you want a family, it may impact your career plans.
If you want a full and rich life, career may not be the top priority.
If you long to travel the world, you may have to cut corners in other areas of your life.
If you want a huge, expensive house, other things won’t be within reach.
There’s no such thing as “having it all” and I think sometimes, we forget that.
We believe we’re supposed to work hard, tweet a zillion times a day, be a great wife and mother, get more education, work for charities….
..need I go on?
When I saw that Thoreau quote I knew what he meant.
Life is not about the 40-hour a week slog. Or getting 20,000 Twitter followers.
It’s not about relating to your friends on Facebook and being too busy for your family.
It really is about stopping to smell the flowers.
We should remember that.