One of the blogs that I follow is On My Om by Om Malik, a tech journalist, photographer and investor. While perhaps a bit extreme, he started self-quarantining even before it became widespread. A comment in a recent post echoes a sentiment I have also been having:
“…the 80-day quarantine has made me ask the two questions that I should have been asking all along: What do I value? And what is worth my time? Those two questions are intertwined.”
Kathy & I have already been asking a similar question when it comes to eating out or “splurging” on “treat foods” like Five Guys (how long has that been?!?): Is it worth it? As in cost (both caloric and financial) and weight gain.
There have been a lot of rabbit holes during this 2+ month sabbatical, and more and more I find myself questioning whether I am spending my time in the best way I can. I would add to the quote above a third question: “how will I feel about how I spent my time during this period 5, 10 or even 20 years from now?