168 minus 50 minus 56 = 62

I am sure many of you are wondering what “The Other 62” means or where it came from; and it is quite easily explained by the equation above. 168 hours in a week minus 50 hours spent working and 56 hours sleeping leaves me with 62 hours each week to devote to the things and people who bring me joy. I know that this equation is highly simplistic and on any given day there are numerous things on my to-do list that do not fall into the category of “things that bring me joy,” I’m looking at you cardio. However, 62 is not meant to be an exact calculation of my free time. If it was, I would likely spend all of my free time calculating my free time, which would be an utter waste. Instead, 62 is meant to represent that part of my life where I get to decide how to devote my time.

Now, some of you might question why I exclude work from “things that bring me joy.” An argument could certainly be made that your chosen profession should be an aspect of your life that gives you joy. As many of you might know, I am an attorney at a large law firm. I do enjoy being an attorney but if I had a blog about the joys of closing a deal, I’m not sure I would have many followers. Plus, this blog is meant to focus on my passion projects and as such I will be steering clear of legal topics (if I can help it).

But enough about 62, my name is Kayleigh Nicholl and welcome to my blog! I’m happy you are here and hope you enjoy what I have to say. I hope to encourage you to find passion projects of your own; whether it is starting your own blog, taking up photography, or even calligraphy because after all we only have 62 hours each week, there’s no time to waste!

One of my favorite quotes is “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire” and through this blog I intend to do just that! 62 hours at a time.

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