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Sit Back & Enjoy The Time

By September 30, 2015February 3rd, 2019No Comments
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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.

J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey is a problem solver who believes that most professional challenges—whether funding, landing a board position or getting a new job—are solved by tapping into networks.Kelly is a popular speaker on networking, community building and investing issues, especially as they relate to women, and has worked with the IEEE, PGA, Bank of America, Apple and countless others. Follow Kelly on Twitter @jkhoey and on Instagram @jkellyhoey and join the #BYDN community at www.buildyourdreamnetwork.com