Seated Woman with Wristwatch
Pablo Picasso (1932)
It is the first time for many years that I have time without responsibilities and I am out of practice. How do you structure a day? This may seem an odd question if you have children at home or care for elderly relatives - but it is something that I am trying to work out from scratch. I started by writing a timetable for each day because that is what I did at work and filled the hours with chores. You will not be surprised to hear that I quickly discovered that this was not the way to self fulfillment and happiness. It is a very short time - only a month until I start my new job - and I can't waste a moment. The list of things I want to do is long and I must learn to do the chores as quickly as possible and enjoy the rest of the day without guilt. I may not have responsibility for anyone else but I do have a responsibility to myself.