We are blessed, my family and I. The parents and parents-in-law are so close. We get to visit often, and routines like 'Sunday morning walks' are a reality. My parents take the boys for a walk around the lake, and maybe a snack, and maybe a treat. Small steps forward for my parents, but large blessed steps for my boys as they build a relationship with family. Thanks Mom. Thanks Dad.
Just keep at it.
So often, so many times, it comes back to balance. A bit of time on health (mental, physical, etc) and a bit of time on the essentials.
So hard to keep the balances.
The haircuts are a simple fun time. I let the boys dictate the pace, and I get my haircut too.
Another morning of memories with the boys.
Another coffee at Starbucks with my MBA.
Initially I wanted this blog to be a reflective moment of shared insight and new found knowledge. I wanted this to be a reflection of who I am and what I value and the insight I collect, like the pebbles in the pocket of a wandering child.
Lately the MBA drama has trashed the house and foundation of who I am. Normally a failing mark on a proposal wouldn't set off frustration and resentment. But as I look down and kick the sand, I realize they are the same thing. I am sharing my insight and new found introspection, though often shrouded in complaints and frustration. This MBA is but a test, and I am not doing well in it, and that is ok.
This is the biggest challenge I have, and it is self inflicted. It is one short email to quit the MBA and drop this albatross. But it doesn't align with my values or represent who I am. I usually complete things, and usually at a high level of quality and value. So, dear reader, this guy will finish the MBA and then rest before I take up the next challenge. And this blog will continue to serve as a platform of reflection. The brand of who I am is seen in my voice, my posture, my health, my children, my work and in my blog. Time to step up and close off the MBA.
Another weekend. Another lost day in the sun with the boys and instead looking at this screen. Almost spilled my coffee just now- funny.
Gonna show this MBA who I am, then I am gonna celebrate in November with the family. And in April, Disneyland with the boys.
I will show you.
Dieter Wentzel, CPHR