I understand, Gail, and wish the same for myself. But, working in a field with rigid arbitrary deadlines that force long hours to comply (Thanks, IRS), I live by a calendar not of my making, as I am sure people in other careers do, too. We can’t simply decide to adhere to a kinder, gentler schedule as much as we may desire that.

You piece is beautifully written and was enjoyable to read.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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