J. Kelly Hoey

Heavy weekend traffic heading east out on Long Island is bliss when you’re not the driver and you reframe the 3+ hours as found time. Three hours to do....what? Close your eyes? Dream? Simply watch the scenery? Flip through one of the many past editions of ELLE, Wired or Vogue that have been stacking up in your apartment? In the always connected and scheduled world, I confess I’m one of those people who doesn’t begrudge the time spent:

  • Waiting in the Dr’s Office, as I have no other place to be, not a soul can find me (other than the Doc or her receptionist) and there is likely a past issue of some magazine or another that I have not read.
  • On flights without wifi as being unreachable for a block of time is, well, so rare (same goes for the train or bus where the wifi experience is so miserable it is best to assume it doesn’t exist). 
  • Making risotto – it’s all about the 40 or so minutes of attentive stirring.
Found time is like finding spare change in the pocket of a jacket you haven't put on in a while. Unexpected and while not life changing, it is a delightful, "what should I do with this" moment. Read more of this week's Innovator Insights - including Save The Date details on my 50th B-Day bash to benefit the YWCA of NYC's Girls Geek Club.

Go back to writing

Build Your Dream

Rethink how you approach networking! Use Kelly’s roadmap to create and live your dream career.

Buy the Book

Build Your Dream Network

Buy the Book

A book to help build your dream! Use the power of networking to create and live your dream career.

Buy the Book