It occurred to me recently that, while much of the discussion around “work/life balance” assumes that the two don’t ever coincide, I actually continue to live even after I walk through the office door. In fact, sometimes even more so…. although that may simply be a factor of the length of time it takes caffeine to be active in the body.
Similarly, the phrases “lifelong learning,” “adult education,” and the like assume that these are unusual activities. I beg to differ.
I can only speak for myself, but the pursuit of work that enriches and the gathering & sharing of new knowledge and skills are exactly what life is all about. And, it so happens, they’re exactly what my work is all about, too.
So that’s exactly what I’m doing here. Living. Working. Learning.