So much work, so little time. I realize that I like my job. And every year at this time I say that NEXT year I’m gonna lay off a little bit. But you just can’t lay off if the money is there…right? I mean, I gotta make a living to support my wife, 2 kids, dog, 2 cats and the guys working on my house. So I’ve been working…a lot…and I’ve missed a lot at home.
I missed my daughter’s dance recital, almost all of my sons’ basketball games, my sons’ birthday (most of it anyways), my wife’s charity gala and numerous other family functions that I should have been around for. Will I be kicking myself in the head later for missing any of these things? I honestly don’t know. All I know is that I missed them…and I will never get the opportunity to be there for them again.
So…this is my dilemma. I work to make money so we can survive. The payoff is I miss a lot of great memories.
I love my life. But I don’t love the lifestyle.
Now it’s done for a couple of months. I get to stay at home, grill out in the backyard, mow the yard, throw a baseball with my son, teach my daughter how to ride a bike, spend some quality time with my wife. It has been a long winter and I am tired. Tired of being in planes and cars and trucks. Tired of running from location to location. Tired of being at the game without being in the game.
I have to be at work at 5am tomorrow morning. But after that day is done, I drive home, have 3 days off and I don’t hit the road again for a while. Hello summer! Nice to see you again! It will be nice to be home for a while…