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Oct 16, 2017

When Is It Work?

Film-maker Michael DiBiasio setting up shoot

I’m often confused by the question, “How many hours a week do you work?”

What catches me up short is the fine line between what feels like work-writing a blog post–and what can fairly be labeled as work but is actually fun. Not that writing this entry isn’t fun…

On Saturday, a wonderful video team came to my apartment to produce a 2-minute video intro for my new website (coming soon!). They arrived shortly after 2pm, re-arranged my furniture to get the best lighting, helped me with my script, then shot for about an hour while I repeated various lines and responded to their off-camera questions. They offered encouragement, expertise and faces to speak to instead of a blank screen or wall.

I’ll get the rough cut tomorrow and the final video ready to get embedded into my new site by week’s end.

The whole process with this group- Vintro (for Video Intro)-was effortless, fun and supportive. I can’t wait to share the final product with you and future web visitors.

So, when I have a task on my list that is daunting, and this one was, finding the right people to work with shifts it from work to pleasure. Even though the process took only a few hours in real time to accomplish, its hugeness took up a lot more space in my brain.

I easily ‘work’ 40-50 hours a week, but only 8-10 of those feel like work. When you love what you do, these can be your metrics as well.

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  1. Lynne Marino

    Jane -I couldn’t agree more! Also, men don’t ask that question, “how many hours do you work?” I often get from women, “Do you work full time? “. To which I reply, “My work and play are co-mingled – my work is my play and my play is my work!” So I guess that means I work and play full time!”


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