As many of you know, I recently enjoyed a two-week family vacation at our camp on the St. Lawrence River. Here are a few of my favorite photos of this year's fun in the sun and cherished family memories. It's such a great feeling to watch your young adult children spread their wings and begin a life of their own. I'll confess that I really do not experience any dis-ease in this area of my life, no empty nest fears, perhaps that is because I still have two teenagers at home that keep me busy.
What I wanted to share with you this month is that not
everything is as it appears on the outside. If you
followed me on social media these last two weeks, you
would have thought that my vacation was filled ONLY with fishing, eating, playing games, attending a local festival and all things R&R.
Reality is often much different, and I wanted to share with those of you who faithfully read my Co-Creator's Corner, the whole truth. If I shared with you the two-page itinerary that I had to create to manage those two weeks, you'd have a better understanding. My "vacation" included two trips back home to pick up my eldest daughter from the airport, deliver my youngest daughter to her volunteer commitment at a local hospital; a mini-van rental that I drove to deliver my middle daughter, and her bed, to her first apartment in Maryland, several trips to the grocery store involving multiple carts, and so much more!
So...much like the proverbial duck, from my social media pics, I was peaceful and calm; while underneath the water, my feet were paddling like hell.
My hope in sharing this behind the scenes, or under
the water view of my personal life, is that you remember, not everything is as it appears. The next time everyone around you thinks you are calm and collected while you are paddling like hell under the water, remember you are not alone. I too have been there, and appreciate all that it takes to run a successful business, care for your family, and find time for some peaceful relaxation for yourself.