When was the last time you asked yourself this question and felt free enough to answer it honestly?
Weekends and holidays don’t count.
I used to fantasize about the answers to this question. I had ideas about what my ideal day looked like, and it usually went something like this:
Wake up when I feel like it.
Make breakfast (or better yet, go to breakfast!).
Do something creative.
Take the afternoon off.
Sounded pretty amazing at the time.
Five years ago, it felt pretty unrealistic, too. But a move across country, no job, and a lot of extra free time on my hands changed everything for me.
I tried it on for size. I made something using my creativity and sold it. And very soon after, I found myself going from thinking “What if?” to…
It’s been a slow process, and over time I have allowed myself to believe that I can design my days around the things that I love to do. I can be my own boss.
In an unexpected turn of events, as of last week, I am now working full time on my business. I’ll admit, I’m a little nervous. This change came about a month or so earlier than I had planned. Mostly, though, I am elated.
Every morning I get to decide what I want to do with my day. I get to work on projects that I'm excited about, every day, if I choose to.
And I can’t help but conclude that all the lessons you learned growing up about what you should do with your time, all the things you have been told you should pursue...all of it?
Is kinda total crap if you don’t want to do it.
And I’m not talking about things like paying taxes (please, pay your taxes). I’m talking about the Big Picture, the What-You-Choose-to-Spend-Your-Days-Doing-to-Make-a-Good-Living kind of stuff.
So when you wake up tomorrow, ask yourself: what do I want to do today? If it’s not what you already have planned, you can totally start making arrangements to change that.