I can be intense in my work. I push myself hard. I have soaring ambition. Always have. But I need large chunks of down time as well. I get antsy without that and try to build it into my schedule. Those things feed off each other. My life is a cool and crazy mix of fodder, reflection, expression (lather, rinse, repeat).
Turns out I have that in common with Georgia O’Keeffe. In the latest issue of O The Oprah Magazine there was this under the heading, Play Hard, Work Hard:
“Georgia was a proto slacker,” writes Karen Karbo, author of How Georgia Became O’Keeffe. “There were days and weeks when she would read, spend hours tramping around outside, write letters, sew, and play dominoes … But when Georgia worked, she worked her ass off.”