While volunteering for the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah, my girlfriend and I were assigned to man who oversaw a room of cats. We thought he was a little odd. However, once he saw that we were serious about caring for the cats, he opened up to us.
He had been a drifter before he found Best Friends. He roamed from city to city on his motorcycle. When he couldn’t find a relative to take him in, he slept in parks or in jails.
He passed the Best Friend sign on his way to the Grand Canyon. He stopped to check it out. After volunteering for a while, they give him a job. When we met him, it had been three years since he started.
He never went out with the others. On his days off, all he could do was to think about his cats. They were his family. They gave him a purpose in life.
Is he clinically anti-social or just passionate? Is it wrong to obsess and overwork if you are in love with what you do? I believe that being overly focused on our passion isn’t bad as long as we maintain healthy eating and exercise habits, we are present in our relationships since they are the emotional support we need to be happy (yes, some human connection might have been a good thing for “cat man”), and make sure we reconnect with nature in some way on a regular basis.
Carl Jung said that if we DO NOT dis
Do you think, as high achieving women, we should seek balance in our lives? How do you know when you are overdoing it? What do you do to maintain a sense of balance and peace, or is it possible?