Most of us have probably encountered the saying: “Life is all about balance.” While it sounds nice, the longer I live, the more I realize, life is not a balancing act. The goal is not to find equilibrium between spending and saving, work and life, relaxation and doing, independence and dependence, or plan and live in the moment. I am either relaxing or I am working. At times, I am entirely dependent on others for support. Other times, I rely on my own intrinsic voice. I am either spending or I am saving. Immerse yourself. Commit wholeheartedly to one thing at a time. “There is a time and a season for everything under the sun.”

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