Boundaries

For the last, at least, five years, I’ve had a problem with boundaries. Specifically, the boundary between my work life and home life.

I work – a lot. And in the past several years, more and more of my time and focus has been on updating my skills and producing some good journalism. Which is good and important – I’m lucky to like what I’m doing. But my family and cartooning life has suffered.

I have to put that in balance, especially since my daughters are now away at school and it’s only myself and my wife. I have to make sure I take care of the best side of me, and with that I think I’ll make space to try and finish this story and be creative again.

So I’m working on boundaries – when I get home from work, I take ten minutes to meditate and clear my mind of the day. Well, sometimes it takes longer than ten minutes. But the point is, I’m trying to make a clear distinction and reclaim the time away from the office.

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