“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to Smell the Flowers along the way.”

~ Walter Hagen


My dad started saying this to me during the period of my life when I had an office job. Looking back, I can see why. My life was completely consumed by work; I was either constantly in the office or my head was buried in my work phone, and the stress associated with this meant that I couldn’t see beyond my to-do list. And at weekends I was often too exhausted to do anything that required energy or forward planning. I wasn’t actively participating in my life; I was dragging myself through the working week and collapsing at the weekends, living only for the 25 days of annual leave that I had each year. And I didn’t even enjoy my job…

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