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  • Susan Fletcher, Ph.D.

Getting Out and Being a Family

What are you doing for Spring Break? Mexico? Destin? Colorado?

My older son is a freshman at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. His Spring Break is different from his brothers.

At least for a few days we are in Fayetteville hanging out as a family. No other destination was an option for us.

I won't be one of those people who says "the time with my kids went too fast". I know it is going to be fast. Shame on me if I say it went to fast. That would be my mistake. I'm not going to let that happen.

What about you? What feels too fast for you? Is there a relationship you are missing? Are there goals at work that you "intend" to meet. Why not do something about it now? What is stopping you from making it happen?

Sure the 5.5 hour drive from our house in West Plano to Alex's dorm in Fayetteville was a deterrent. And then there is the fact that I really needed to be in my office. I missed a few days at work last week because of I was out sick, then there was that dental surgery, and the inconvenient ice storm last Monday. I really should have made those days up.

I practice what I preach so I'm focusing on what is really important......what I really want to do because I have the option now. These few days are about getting out and being a family. Being together as a family this week is what we wanted most.

Alex was in class today so his brothers and I were out and about on our own. We went hiking at Devil's Den. I'm thinking their hiking trials and waterfalls are my new favorite place. It is so very beautiful.

No matter what, you don't get these times back. Life is about our experiences and these past few days have been totally worth it.

Go. Do. Make it happen. It's Spring Break.

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