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


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