Spring is in the air, in more ways than just the weather. There have been some extraordinary developments, both positive and negative, in the last week that has me wondering how much a person can process in such a short amount of time. It’s amazing to see the human psyche at work; for example, I suppose our brains shut down in denial after trauma to protect our bodies and our hearts from initial shock. It’s only after some time has passed that the emotions truly manifest themselves.
At least that’s my theory this week.
I’ve also been thinking recently about the role models we become for our children. I can’t say for certain that we’re setting the best examples in all areas, however, I can assume that we’re teaching the kids what a good work ethic is. But I don’t want them to grow up with the idea that work is everything in life either, and maybe we’re coming up short here. While hard work and the ability to support yourself and your family is important, I want them to see that it’s equally important to pursue enough paths that bring you joy in life, even if that sometimes means sacrificing what appears to be the more responsible path.
More fun in life. That’s the plan. It might sometimes be a struggle to get there because work and business calls, but there’s something to be said about recognizing burnout and doing something about it.
In a week I hope to show you photos from tulip fields. Happy Easter, my friends.