by Karen Susman
Note from Terry: This article is a bit different than the ones I usually post, but it’s something I’ve been trying to incorporate into my own life/business this year … and I must say, Karen’s article is spot on! As business owners, I think many of us often get so caught up in running our businesses and getting things done that we forget about the simple things and the pleasure they bring to our lives. It’s amazing what a little “freeness” can do to help restore that balance many of us crave.
At a picnic last week, I had an enlightening conversation with a six-year-old imp we’ll call Betsy in order to protect her parents. I asked Betsy what she was doing this summer. She said she was attending several week-long camps such as drama, soccer, and Barbies. (I made up the Barbie day camp, but there is a camp designed now to appeal to every interest of child or parent.)
I asked Betsy what she was doing the rest of the summer. Betsy answered, “I have a week long swimming camp. Then before school starts, I have two weeks of freeness.” Glee broke out on her freckled face.