The Average American will spend more than 122,000 hours working during their lifetime, and change jobs about 12 times. The only single activity we'll spend more time on in our lives? Sleep (about 217,000 hours). Work and sleep - is that America?

I'll be exploring themes as they tie to career contentment, and whole-life-balance. I tend to fall into the trap of thinking about my life in terms of compartmentalization: there's The Job, The Home, The Family, The Hobbies...but using this blog, I aim to break through to realizing a life based on balancing these things and focusing them all under a holistic lens.

Do we need to separate out all the different parts in order to live the whole, or can we break down the models we think we have to follow and create something new and more satisfying? Let's find out.

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    A first-generation American, Dan was born and raised in Chicago. He has consistently approached real, honest adulthood, but is still known to play with G.I. Joes and eat spaghettios directly out of the can. Throughout his half-adult man-child existence, he's worked many different jobs and followed many different professional paths, including but not limited to Zamboni Driver, pizza cook, luggage salesman, social media consultant, generic marketing professional of nebulous level of seniority, journalist, video game reviewer, stand up comedian, unpublished author of novels and screenplays, freelance photographer, and now, blogger.

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