Over-scheduled 101

frozen water in birdbath
First Orlando freeze in four years. Birds will have to wait before bathing today.

Be under-scheduled.


Because, the opposite.

There’s no perfect balance. Name all the people you know who have a perfectly balanced calendar.

See the obvious now?

The goal is to have margin.

Margin is blank, uncommitted space.

Lots of it.

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Do the math, he’s living without margin

Florida living
Last night, a 30 minute bike ride.


When he does the math it doesn’t add up. He’s living without margin. This, coming from of all people, a high school math teacher.

It was a parent/teacher conference a week or so after the official date. i love that the teacher’s are flexible to do whatever it takes.

i had no academic issues to discuss so i went straight to the small talk and “where are you from” kinda stuff. His candor was delightfully tension reducing. Honest, open, vulnerable – trust’s main ingredients.

PS. We all struggle with finding margin in our lives. Margin is defined as breathing room in our day to day responsibilities. Case in point, i can’t remember the last time i got eight hours of sleep in a single night.




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