In the intro to every episode of Best of Both Worlds, Sarah and I promise to talk about “how real women manage work, family, and time for fun.” Since one of my goals for 2021 was to have more fun, we decided to devote an entire episode to the topic.
Having fun is certainly more challenging during a pandemic that has many of us staying home much of the time. But it’s not impossible. Now, more than ever, fun takes work. It takes foresight and planning. Logistics are involved. Even stuff that might have been spontaneous in the past (“let’s go to the zoo!” on a Saturday) often requires timed reservations.
If we can make our peace with the idea that fun takes work, though, more fun can be available. So I think it’s a trade off worth making.
We talk about recent genuinely enjoyable activities (for Sarah — an outdoor playdate; for me — a solo trip to an art museum) and how to carve out time for more fun. Then in the listener question, we talk about work-from-home lunch inspiration. Lately I’ve been sautéing veggies and chicken sausage. Or, of course, there’s always leftovers. If they’re good leftovers this can be fun too!
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