Friday, January 25, 2008
spt - the 25th hour
sometimes it gets to be friday afternoon, and i panic when i realize i haven't posted a challenge yet. for those of you who don't know, i manage a hotel. working full time is challenging on it's own. working full time in an industry that runs 24/7has it's own special challenges. the days just never go quite the way you've planned.
i know many of us can appreciate crazy, busy days. we work, we parent, we console, we cheer, we volunteer, we carpool, we sing, we craft, we travel, we exercise, we make dinners, we visit, we entertain. and yes, we even sleep sometimes. but we manage to find time for it all, don't we?
we fill our hours with things we need to do, and balance those with things we want to do. quite often, there are the things that go undone: the pile of laundry that waits another day, the good mail that rattles around the back seat of the car, the chapter that goes unread... how often do we bump the fun-for-me stuff in order to make time for everything else?
my sister, jen is an example of someone who has clearly mastered making the most of every day. i can't tell you the number of times she has uttered the phrase, "there are twenty-four usable hours in a day," when i've shared my disbelief at the sheer volume of things she manages to accomplish. (i'm still pretty much attached to my seven hours of sleep after seventeen hours of everything else!)
but what if there was a way to do it all? what if there was a twenty-fifth hour of the day, an hour all to yourself! no commitments, no distractions, no need to sleep. what would you do?