This morning over breakfast, my oldest son shared some words of wisdom with me.
“You know, Mom, when we get old… like you are… we don’t have to stop having fun.”
I sat there thinking, Old? I’m not old!
“But I know one thing for sure that keeps old people from having fun.”
“What is that?” I fearfully asked.
Straight and forward, he declares, “Having a job.”
I’ve spent much of my time pondering the value of my skills, the marketability of my strengths, the need to align myself with projects that energize me, and the need to increase my profitability as an entrepreneur.
The great wisdom of a six-year-old says, “The only jobs worth doing are the ones that would be fun. Like testing race cars! So you can have fun and make money.”
I won’t be testing race cars, but we did go on to discuss the kinds of work that lend to an ability to have fun.
In the end, he declared that I write too many emails.
He stated, “It’s like a problem you have, Mom. Writing emails. It’s not fun, and it keeps you from doing fun stuff with us.”