Non-Career Advice: Bekka Palmer.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Non-Career Advice is a series that asks people - young, old, and in a range of occupations - for words of wisdom unrelated to work, career-building, dollars, or getting ahead.

Bekka Palmer / Photographer
Also: Maker / self-taught surfer / ice cream enthusiast
Age: 28

Commit as much energy — and as much heart — to your free time as you do to work. "I’ve made it a point to use my free time wisely. When I’m away from my computer or out with friends, I try my hardest to put my phone away and be there — because if I spend that time checking emails or worrying about missing a call, then I’m missing out on connecting with people I care about, or even just time to myself. (Also, I try to hold myself to the same standards in my personal life as I do in my professional life — I’m on time to meet friends, I follow through on commitments I’ve made to them.) Free time isn’t a luxury, it’s a creative necessity. Making time to surf, go out, meet people, visit museums— in the end, these kinds of things make everything I do better. I’ve realized: if all I ever did was work, my work would be lifeless."

Thank you, Bekka! More about the Non-Career Advice series, here.

11 comments:

Britlyn said...

So simple, beautiful, and important, but probably forgotten too often. Great reminder to start my day.

Tiffany said...

hi! your blog looks and sounds wonderful! you did a great job with your changes :)

also, wonderful piece of advice, as someone had said, what we do most passionately in our free time is very often a sign of what we should be doing as a job!

Brianne said...

Yes. This is so true and so good. I love the idea to hold your personal and professional lives to the same standards.

max said...

wonderful words. thanks for this, bekka!

cary said...

Ditto! Though it is easier said than done BUT worth the effort.

Diana said...

love this. i really need to put this into practice myself.

Paw said...

wisdom for the ageless

Kelly said...

Gorgeous advice, Bekka! Thank you!

Shoko said...

Thank you all so much for your comments! And thank you, Bekka, for inspiring them :)

burntfeather said...

Eep, you know how much I love this series - another killer lady! That line "I’ve realized: if all I ever did was work, my work would be lifeless." super amazing! Thank-you Bekka and Shoko :)

girlseeksplace said...

Powerful!

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