“What do you do?” #21

Hey everyone, hope you’ve all had a cool week. Here is another picture I took on honey moon almost 6 months ago! I think it’s pretty cool.

What do you do?

We all get this question from time-to-time.

When I get asked this question, I struggle to answer. Not because I don’t know. But rather because my answer is probably not what people are expecting. My Job description is quite complex and my Job title is quite ambiguous. I often just end up telling people that I am a Marketing Manager, this adequately summerises my responsibilities. But, it still doesn’t answer the question: “What do you do?”. It tells people what I do between 8:00am and 5:00pm everyday. But that’s not all I do. Besides being a “marketing manager” this is what I do:

..And a myriad of other pastimes

These things are usually called hobbies. They’re the meaningless things you do when you’re not working. They’re just “pastimes”. They don’t bring in income, and can’t sustain a family, so therefor they’re cast aside.

But why should they be ignored?

The things we do outside of work are important. If you spend 1/3rd of your day sleeping and the other 1/3rd working, you’re only left with 33.33% of your day at your disposal. But even that 33.33% of the day is used to get ready for work, cook, eat and do other menial things. So that means you only really have about 1 – 3 hours a day of free time. Sometimes what we choose to do in this 1 – 3 hours defines us more than what we do during the 8 hours at work.

After all, if time is a valuable resource. And considering that time is not a renewable resource, I’d argue that it is valuable.

What we choose to do with our most valuable resource should define who we are more than what we do with our most abundant allocation of time.

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