Yup – mid January has hit. The work doldrums (i.e. – no one wants to do work) have lifted. As usual, they have dissipated in the space of about 24 hours!\It happens every year and it never ceases to amaze me. I go from noodling away at this and that (and this year working on a new book) to “almost overwhelm.”
All of a sudden I have corporate projects and another new book project to analyze and decide if it’s right for me. I think it is. The subject matter is in my wheelhouse but even a cursory glance tells me it’s a big project. Do I, in my state of retirement (ha!) want to take on another huge project?
Of course I do.
I am hugely attracted to the new – to change – to challenge – and to problems.
On the other hand, I also want to pat myself on the back for saying no earlier this week to a corporate project that was certainly going to be a challenge that sounded like nothing but work and no fun whatsoever. Of sure, it was going to pay well, but no amount of money is worth slogging through work that is uninteresting.
The old adage “Do what you love” is not just for young people starting out. It applies throughout life.