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Sit Back & Enjoy The Time

By September 30, 2015 February 3rd, 2019 No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

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

Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.