Leading a well-rounded life is easy and difficult at the same time.  I know it is easier being round all you got to do is eat too much and you get round,  and boy am I well rounded.

  I like to think I lead a well-rounded life now.   But that was not always the case.  After college I became a bit of a work-a-holic.   It wasn’t unusual to work 70 to 80 hours a week.  Then when I wasn’t working all I wanted to do was sit in front of the TV set watching Sports, sitcoms or pro-wrestling.  Of course there were snacks involved and my life wasn’t rounded but my body sure was.

My life was out of whack and I wanted to be back in wack! It always seemed to me that one aspect of my life was always off.  My work life would be great, but my social life was nonexistent. 

My family life was always pretty good but not quite were I wanted it to be.  It wasn’t until I was 37 that I got married, never even thought about it much.  I had girlfriends, and I had a lot of female friends but that spark was not there until I met Teresa.

There were times that I let my spiritual life wasn’t in balance.  Now when I speak on the spiritual side of life I am not always talking Church.  I am talking about the need to keep your head in the game when the world is cashing in on you.  I recommend church to help put things in perspective but if that is not your thing, fine some quiet time to reflect on your life.  And find balance.

Then finding a balance in your health is more difficult as we get older.  My list of aliments and the after affects is long and boring. 

So what brings on all this deep thinking?  Well I can be deep sometimes but today I saw an article in the NY post that claims that it doesn’t  take that much to have a nice well-rounded life. 

 A new survey asked people what goes in to having a good work-life balance.  And here are their picks for things you do that show you’ve got a well-rounded life . . .

  1. Spending time with your family. ( but family can add stress to and make you want to say “FAMILIES ARE YOU SURE THEY HAVE TO BE FOREVER”)
  2. Watching TV and movies.
  3. Getting enough sleep. (That one is hard for me, I don’t sleep well and have to get up at 4:15)
  4. Taking time for yourself every day.  (Parents are saying YEAH RIGHT)
  5. Listening to music
  6. Spending time with friends.
  7. Keeping your house clean and organized. (HA!!!)

I will add to the list one important item.  This is hard.  Find something in your employment that pleases you.  Sometimes work is not easy, you think I enjoy waking up at 4:15am and coming to the station. Now don’t get me wrong I love what I do every morning.  But even with doing the morning show there are times when my job is a job, a means to an ends, a way to pay the bills and a way to fill my ever increasing belly.

There is no perfect job, I consider my self-blessed to come in and say hi and Good Morning to you and hopefully help you start the day with a smile.


Stupid news:  a lame Halloween contest.  Breaking the top ten and a daring escape

Laff lines: being married for 30 years.