I did a little calculating this morning.
Given the alloted time of vacation for this year, I have 228 days of work. That is 62.5% of the year. That leaves 137 days, or 37.5% of the year, when I am not working (or at least not supposed to).
When I looked at that number, I went into a certain form of shock. 137 days. That really sounds like a lot, does it not? Certainly enough time to do everything I could (or should) want to. And that, of course, does not include at least one or two hours 5 days a week that might be available. I do not have a deficit of time - quite the opposite. I have an surfeit of it.
Yes, those are not all completely free days, of course. There are activities, and church, and vacation, and even some idle time buried there. But even with that, that seems like an incredibly long period of time available.
So maybe there is a more meaningful question: if I have all this time, why am I not accomplishing all things that I want to accomplish? Surely not having the time can no longer be the excuse.