As my friend Neil McCall used to say, "Live in the now."
"One thing you need to know," he wrote, "no matter how well you teach, you could always do it better or devote more time and energy to it. It will suck you dry. … You have to establish over time how much time you can give it, do a decent job with it, but save time for yourself.
"It will get easier, and one lesson you need to learn as early as you can is this — make it fun. Make it fun for you as well as for them.
"Finally (for now), the most important thing I can tell you is that your life has begun — it's not in the future. You have been taught over and over that if you work hard now, life will be good later on when you can relax. Not so. Life right now is it, and if you aren't enjoying parts of it, change those things that are bothering you and make them enjoyable." - From John Hatcher, "Note to Father: This is Hard"
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Live in the Now
Monday's Chronicle Careers column had some good advice: