here's a cute photo collage steve put together a bit ago. it's on facebook, i'm sure you've all seen it.
so, part two of my thoughts about identity.
one side of the picture, that i already wrote about, is the sacrifice part. the other side i've been thinking about is the self absorbed side. i mean, in my mind it seems like if i'm not focusing on sacrificing so much for everyone, then the other extreme is making my world totally all about me. which is lame, too, i think. i think it's easy to think about all the ways i can develop myself and my talents. but, i worry that too much focus on those things takes away from the focus on others. especially because i am a firm believer that serving others is a great way to grasp some happiness.
another off-shoot from this thought is what to do with the things that you (well, me, i'm really talking about me) just don't want to do. you know, the boring, responsible stuff. yes, i know we all need to do it, but sometimes i think that there should be a way around it all. steve and i would love a machine that folds our laundry for us, since we both hate doing that.
how to enjoy life, get things done and not be entitled.
so, i'm on the search for the perfect balance of me-ness and family-ness.
anyone have any ideas on how to do that? i'm specifically looking for thoughts about working or not (full or part time work).