Good morning. Did you (like me) work too much this week? I get that sometimes it’s unavoidable. My children ate take-out food every single day this week. I really get it.
But we cannot let work take the primary position in our lives for too long. They pay, and we pay when that happens. Over time, it does not, in my opinion, make for the best sort of life. I want to work and be great at what I do, yes, but I also want to be a MOMMY, a baking, hugging, reading stories, THERE in their lives, Mommy.
Our actions are where our values become apparent.
My actions last week were all company, all work. I did wrench one afternoon away from my intense product launch to see my daughter in what could have been her last race of her high school career (she won! on to state!) but I confess I was emailing in the stands when she wasn’t running. I forgot to eat lunch that day and had dinner in my car, but by God, I saw my daughter run and hugged her after her race and it was awesome.
Still. My week was off balance big-time in favor of my work life and I need to make it up to my family (and my poor neglected body) this weekend.
How about you, dear? You are not a robot. What yummy memories will you build this weekend? What meals? What walks? What stories?
Life flies. The good news is, you’re the pilot.