I have more on my mind than I should, but I wanted to post this cool thought. My daughter says to me this morning “The road is like a long driveway.” My response was oh, why is that? “Well, you are driving for a long time, but you always get to where you are going in the end.” Hmmm. Wow. Very profound new 10-year-old. Sometimes, you take detours, or the road is closed for maintenance and you have to find another way, but you really do get to where you are going. I feel a little out of sorts on my “trip” lately, but I know I’ll get there in the end.
Every year my friends and I reflect on why we are still at our jobs. This time of year is really hard for us. I want to be with my children, but I get 6 days off. I have used 2 for things unseen…well, they usually are. That leaves me with 4 until February I think. I then get 6 bestowed upon me again. I dream about the roads that are out there to explore, but a weekend hardly seems long enough anymore. I crave some alone time and time away from things. I like “getaways”, but never seem to get far enough. I know I am not the only restless person out there, but at the same time I am thankful I have a job. For now, I’ll think about my daughter’s advice and take things slow. I will get there in the end.
“Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings.” ~Hodding Carter