Life, Writing, and Priorities - Travis Senzaki

When Life Says Stop: Refocusing on Priorities

Last week, I posted about writing through mundane, daily work stress, but that seems like a bit of a joke, now. Work is the least of my worries, and life took extra time out to remind me of that this week. Family is everything. All things considered, I am in no position to complain, but I should not pass up this opportunity to reflect.

After last week’s post, a friend sat me down for a well-timed intervention. He got the message across. My job is not worth my soul. It’s not what I want to do. I want to write, to make this work, to work for myself.

And the reason I want that is to spend more time with my family.

So that is where the focus has to be. I am there for my family first, then for my writing because that will give me more time with my family in the future. Then, when everything else has been served, for the job, for the salary. (Besides, I got my annual review back on the day after the intervention and despite busting my butt for the past year, they considered my contributions “up to expectations” only. Screw that.)

  1. Be with family
  2. Become successful writer to spend more time with family
  3. Pursue hobbies to be a more relaxed and better father for family
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  10. Work to earn salary to support family


  1. Scott 6 April, 2015
  2. Travis Senzaki 11 April, 2015

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