Live to Work or Work to live?

By Danny Cavanaugh

I don’t think anyone expects to be a workaholic when they first start off in their respective career. However, I’ve seen coworkers and friends become attached to their work, so much that their health deteriorates and their personality changes.

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So, what is the proper work/life balance?

That is the question of the day isn’t it? You see, I think it depends on your values and beliefs. Just because someone is “married” to their work doesn’t mean they are a bad person and just because someone lives for their family more than work, doesn’t mean they are lazy.

Well, what’s the answer then?

The answer is up to you! Personally I’m a hard working, motivated individual who aspires to be a successful professional, however my family values and my belief in God is what I live for. That doesn’t mean I’m lazy, it means I know what I’m working for.

So, what’s the most important thing with your work and home life balance? Understand what you’re working for!

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If a company doesn’t understand your need for family time, find somewhere else to work. Understand how valuable you are to your work and your family! The biggest mistake we can make is not balancing both aspects of our lives and feeling regret later on in life.

Now, I’m just a graduating college kid who doesn’t have as much experience in life yet, but take it with a grain of salt. Everything we do in life is for a purpose.

With that said, when I’m asked in interviews.. what motivates me? How bland of a question is that! Are you talking about in my family life? Professional sector? Physical health? What motivates me is my family, God, drive for success, perseverance and dedication to every aspect of my life.

Remember, don’t work your life away because at the end of the day money is just a materialistic thing. Understand what’s really important in your life and work for that importance.. after all, our time here on earth is short lived… do you live to work or do you work to live?

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The Benefit of Modern Medicine

By Danny Cavanaugh

Nowadays so many people are caught up in drama, whose popular, who has the most likes on Instagram, our looks, and what people think of us.

But what’s really important in life?

A wise woman once told me (my mother) if you have your health, you have everything.

My Uncle had been struggling with his health for years, which ultimately led to the failing of his kidney.

I couldn’t imagine being on dialysis and having your blood cleaned through a machine 3 times a week for hours each of those days.

Luckily if it wasn’t for this technology, my Uncle would be dead right now.

The first blessing in his endeavor was dialysis which was merely keeping him alive.

Now what? clean your blood 3 times a week and watch the life fade from you as your kidney continues to shut down?

The answer, my father.

How fortunate it was that these two men had matching blood types, and were after all, brothers.

It was a long arduous process which ultimately resulted in a “green light” for a kidney transplant from one brother to the next, forever maintaining a bond of brother hood through blood and flesh. brothers

I could remember my mother stressing out.

What would come of this surgery?

How would they recover?

For some unknown reason, I wasn’t worried.

A doctor with hundreds of kidney transplant procedures.

So, my father and mother flew out to Connecticut where my Uncle resided.

The surgery took place on a cold afternoon at the Yale-New Haven Hospital.

My fathers procedure took only a couple of hours, whereas my uncle’s took twice as long.

Overall, after the months of stress, the hours of surgery, everything was a success and they were on their way to recovery.

It takes a special bond and brother hood to go through what these fine men went through.

My uncle will be able to have a beer again, and when he does.. he says he will “cheers to the medical team, to God, and to his brother for being able to have a beer again.”