Life and work

Life and work

The Chinese philosopher Confucius who lived in 500 BC said: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

What a clever guy! Well over 2000 years ago he had understood one of the most important things in life: The joy of doing what you love. If do what you are passionate about it comes to you with ease.

I can’t actually really call what I do with Bag-all work, as it is too much fun to be described by the word work. I do spend many, many hours each day attending to Bag-all and it is what I make a living off, which is what you normally would define as work. But the word work kind of has a negative sound to it, like something you have to struggle a little bit to get done. To me Bag-all is pure pleasure! Of course a lot of things go wrong and there are constantly new challenges to be met, but it doesn’t matter as it is part of something that gives me great joy. Almost like when you have a baby. Although the baby cries and fusses, it is pure love.

With all that being said everything we do becomes part of the business. Like taking a Sunday walk in Central Park becomes an opportunity to take a picture of my new tote bag.

IMG_4299Celeste had brought the bag to carry her sketch book and pencils. We where walking by the lake with the San Remo building in the background and I can’t resist the opportunity to snap some pictures.IMG_4383

“Mom – really?!”IMG_4316We then proceeded to the Boathouse to buy some lunch to have picknick in the park. But first some tree climbing.

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We sat on a nice rock in front of the Boathouse in the sunshine.IMG_4391

Spectacular view of people in rowing boats. See the famous fountain in the background on the right side.IMG_4363

Margaux and Haley looking for turtles.IMG_4390

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Just a gorgeous day and it made it even better for me as I managed to squeeze in some, hmmm have no better word for it: work.

xox Jen



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