This weekend, my little family and I joined Chad's parents at their North Carolina mountain house. Life is simple in the mountains; the same way I remember time spent in the Adirondacks as a child. Morning coffee is slow and savored. Early afternoon beckons for an adventure. Evenings are relaxed and best spent around a game board.
During my maternity leave with Nora, I decided to take my work email off of my phone. No longer was work at my fingertips. I had to be intentional in directing my attention toward that particular responsibility. In doing so, my family came first. I'm far from perfecting the work/life balance, but it's those little changes, the small refocusing efforts, that remind me of what's most important. Just like this weekend.