Over a delicious lunch a week or two ago, I asked my friend the fateful question: "How are you? ...really."
She leaned forward and said, "I mean, really?..." and spun a tale of 14-hour days, no weekends, round the clock demands, high stakes, and pressure after pressure. "I know it's just going to be like this for a little while..."
"You know that's not true, right? You know it's going to be like this forever and ever, until you decide to make it stop, have a life, and take care of yourself."
This is the extent of my wisdom after 15 solid years of rampant workaholism, working my little fingers to the proverbial bone for nonprofit after nonprofit, business after business. It was always: "I just have to put a little extra time in this month," and "soon it will slow down."Read More