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Aug 20 2013

Rosh Hashanah Resolution: The Workaholic Cuts Back

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matthue roth myjewishlearningTo gear up for the High Holidays this year, we’re asking our writers and readers for their Rosh Hashanah Resolution. Here’s one from Kveller writer Matthue Roth.

I need to do less of my own creative work. I am spoiled. My day job is making video games. I get to make up stuff, and tell stories, and doodle and do the kind of things that I got yelled at for doing in class. And I’m a professional writer that gets to write. How cool is that? But I’m also a workaholic, and I have a picture book that just came out, I’m working on a novel in my spare time…and there’s so much stuff to do at work, it’s like a sponge. Any time I can pour into it, it will absorb. So my resolution is to not follow my dreams–or, at least, not follow them quite so hard. I want to blow off my stories and spend some time in real life. With my kids, with my wife, the things that count.

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