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Exercise Wednesday: Freedom!

November 12, 2014

It’s been a long time now, but I can still remember how the last day of school felt in elementary and junior high school. I was too young to work a job, so the summer held endless possibilities. Reality, of course, was more mundane. I had to weed three rows of the garden every day and clean the freezer and mow the lawn. We didn’t go to the Swiss Alps or on safari. But we had a pool and a really big back yard and I had a bike and that was enough.

As an adult, the only time I’ve felt similar freedom is that brief time between jobs when you don’t have any responsibilities left from the previous job and you haven’t gotten any from the new job.

That kind of carefree freedom is magic.

Today, the exercise is to bottle some of that magic. It might be the last day of school. It might be a week alone with your brand new love. It might be the first day of retirement. Or maybe it’s the first day working for yourself after decades of working for The Man.

Whatever it is, get to it.

Time limit: 25 minutes

 

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