Building on Love
Squirrels and Our Foundation
The older my children get the less I have to answer the small questions that allow them to get through their day. I don’t want them calling or texting me 20 times a day asking if they can have a snack. The goal in parenting is not that they seek me for permission all day, but to take on the proper mindset and knowledge to make proper decisions.
I was in a conversation with someone who …
Efficiency in Waiting
For a good two years I could sit on back patio and watch the squirrels freely go in and out of my neighbor’s house. However, this week the family and I were invited over to see the progress on their extensive renovations. Not only did they replace everything on the exterior, but they completely gutted the interior as well. It’s as fresh and modern as any new construction now.
I can only imagine how …
New Season, New Habits
I’ve always joked, but not really, that a core value of mine is efficiency. When I was a kid we had a long driveway. So, when the mail was delivered I always had my mother time how long it took me to get the mail. Could I just take a leisurely stroll down the driveway and kick a few rocks on the way? I guess, but the thought of doing something slow that easily could be done faster was just more than I could rationalize with.
It’s the start of the 2018 racing season this week which means everything is about to shift into “race season” mode. I definitely am a creature of habit during the race season. I rebook the same hotels, stop at the same gas stations, and eat the same food I always do at the track. I know you are probably the same. It’s not a bad thing at all, however I do realize that if I want to make any changes to the routine I better make up my mind now before I get set in my ways again.