How Will You Spend Your Dollar?

“Only 1 more day!” Molly cheered as the buses were leaving. I took a deep breath. It was February 28th and the Slice of Life Challenge would start tomorrow.

“I feel like overloaded,” I told Molly, “I’m not sure if I can add 1 more thing to my plate.”

Molly’s the one who encouraged me to start blogging in the SOL challenge 3 years ago, but for some reason these next 31 days seem like a bigger hurdle than before. I explained to her that I feel like I am so busy! I’ve been reading so much lately, the most I’ve ever read in my life! I am going to yoga 2-3 times per week and I’m in the middle of my Master’s Degree. Teaching seems to take up so much of my time. Can I make it 31 days?

She then gave me such good advice that her husband gave her. He said, “you only get $1 per day. How will you spend it?” She explained that if we spend 80 cents on work then you don’t have much left for yourself.

I went home thinking about this. I feel like I’m moving at 100mph at school and working so hard. How much am I really spending on my work life? Do I have enough balance in my life? Am I doing things for me? Maybe I can afford to not strive for perfection all the time. Surely I don’t need to spend all of my dollar on school. I can still do a great job, but I can also say YES to all of the things that will give me balance and joy. So I say YES to yoga. YES to reading, a tired yes to graduate school work, and 1 more YES to blogging and the SOL challenge!

Here we go!

2 thoughts on “How Will You Spend Your Dollar?

  1. I really like how you structured this piece–beginning with the conversation, then sharing your thoughts and wrapping it up with those resounding Yeses! Most importantly, I’m so glad you said “Yes!” to slicing this month!! We’ve got this!

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