One of the biggest myths around writing is that in order to do it we must have great swathes of uninterrupted time.
–Julia Cameron, The Right to Write
“I just don’t have enough TIME,” I told my boss, Mike, ruefully shaking my head. We were talking about an invitation I’d received to be on a college committee that had no relationship to what was then my professional role.
He grinned at me: he completely agreed that this particular committee was not one I should invest my resources into abetting. “Oh, you have time,” he said. “You just don’t choose to spend the time you have on this pursuit.”
His words rang true then, and they have come back to me often over the years. I DO have time—after all, time is the only thing we really do have. I just need to choose how to spend it in wise and…
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