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What a day… I’m still trying to decide if it was a good one or a bad one though.

Tam Chieu for David Bickley Photography

The first and most important thing is that I didn’t end up having to drive to Tulsa. I’m all for road trips, but that one didn’t qualify (no offense to any of you Oklahomans). I’m going to be intentionally and probably unnecessarily vague about the “why” behind both the trip and the lack of need to go. At least vague until tomorrow. Sorry, but I promise it’s a good reason!

The rest of my day was spent editing images in the morning and caring for some sickly family and friends later in the afternoon/evening.

I don’t always do so well at making time for everyone, but I always find a way when it’s important.

Tomorrow is my catch-up day, and I feel like I’ve had too many of those this month. We all need breaks and personally I think it’s the smarter man that allows himself to recharge rather than burn out. It’s not out of laziness, but rather a desire to enjoy every moment of my life and make that life last as long as possible. I don’t see how that can be possible if we work ourselves to the point were we forget that the point of life is to live. Some would say that you can be happy once you’ve made a certain amount, or accomplished certain things. I would argue that happiness is a state of being, not the end result of a checklist. If it were based on a list of accomplishments then it would be impossible to be happy when you have nothing or miserable when you have everything. Yet, both occurrences are more common than not.

Don’t we owe it to ourselves to chase happiness with every fiber of our beings no matter the cost?

I think we do.

See you tomorrow,