“True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”Helen Keller
Why do you do what you do? Do you remember what led you to this?
I’ve just come back from a weekend away and it was a wonderful reset and just what I needed. Apollo also went along for the trip and we all spent some time with the youngest as he commences his new journey.
I remember that when the family were young, that we made a decision that we would work around the kids. Yes, they are now all grown up but for me (us) it is still very important to make time to catch up and spend time with them all.
We missed out on Christmas due to changing our plans as we picked up the new pup earlier than expected (we were thinking about March 2023 would be a great time). However, we had the opportunity to get Apollo.
Part of our Christmas present was tickets to The Phantom of the Opera for a matinee performance and the offer of sitting Apollo for the day.
So we travelled on Thursday and spent some time with our son and left for Melbourne on Saturday morning. Both driving and train and managed some beautiful seafood at a lovely restaurant along the Yarra River before the show. The performance was incredible and it was lovely to see the changes to the set from when we saw it thirty years ago.
During the drive and since, I have reflected that this “why” is still an essential part of my life and the reason that we both work, in order to enjoy the time together. This is even more important as the kids have flown away from the nest and are now living their own lives. Visiting them in their environments allows us to experience what they are doing, meeting their friends and sharing time together.