I wonder why I feel so stressed at work, and then I realize that I have not put in a full week of work (Monday-Friday) in ages. Since this is my son’s senior year of high school, I made going to his lacrosse games a priority, even if that meant leaving work at 3:00 or 4:00 a few days a week.
Two weeks ago we took Friday off to head to the state championships. It would have been worth it even if they didn’t win, but the smiles on their faces really are priceless.
(Team captains with the championship plaque)
My son hurt his hand during that game, which led me to take the next Friday off to take him to the orthopedist. (Luckily nothing was broken.)
June doesn’t look much better for work. I have off June 1 because my son is having surgery to repair a lacrosse injury he’s been suffering through since last summer. (He wasn’t willing to miss wrestling last winter to have the surgery earlier.)
I have off June 8 for the day-before-graduation events.
I will be out of town June 15 for an all-day meeting.
I will be out of state June 22 for a conference.
I wish I had June 29 off to get a head start on a July 4th vacation, but I probably will be in the office, trying to catch up!
All of these events are worth the stress and pressure of working nights and/or weekends to stay ahead of deadlines–besides, there will be plenty of time to work next year!
Has your schedule been crazy lately?
Do you have summer vacation plans?