I need to have more fun.
Fortunately, I love my job. I seriously love it.
But my kids don't love my job. Anytime I take time away from work, I am reminded of how much I enjoy swimming with the boys and just spending time with them.
As they were telling me happy Fathers Day Sunday, they both talked about how nice it was to spend all day with me.
It was nice to spend the day walking through a cave, playing mini golf and splashing around in a pool with them.
As my father in law and I planned a golf outing , I couldn't help but remember that I haven't played golf in Kansas in more than three years. Between work, kids' sports and other activities, I just don't have five hours to sneak away when I am at home. But anytime I leave my routine, I am reminded of how much I enjoy these things I never take time to do.
I don't know how I will do it, but I want to figure out ways to take advantage of slower days to find time for mini vacations without ever leaving the house.
I think it is important. As I write this column from my vacation (on my phone, since I forgot my computer's power plug), I am trying to figure out how I will bring a little vacation back into my regular work weeks.
It won't be easy but I am going to try.
Kent Bush is the publisher of the Butler County Times Gazette and can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org