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What makes you stop and take a breather?

Yesterday, for the second time in two weeks, I just shut my phone off to calls that were not from family. (My phone has that feature and I love it!)

Well, back to the story. We had just signed on our new investment property that my family will be living in for the next year or so, when the song "The Cat's in the Cradle" came on the radio.

I immediately drove to a park and for the next hour and a half we walked and played with our kids. Boy, it was nice not having the phone go off and I did have 5 messages though when I checked for messages. But, I had quality time with my kids and that can't be replaced.

                                           
                                         So what makes you stop and smell the roses?

 

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Respect Realty LLC (Expect More)

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Comment balloon 11 commentsRespect Realty LLC • July 17 2007 09:11AM

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Guess you found the answer... It doesn't take much more than the gut feeling that tells you it's time for a break..
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 11 years ago
You will NEVER get back your time with your kids, you will ALWAYS have work to do.  Take this from one who knows.  How I wish I had done more things with my kids, instead of being so darn intent on having a clean house, taking time for me, working, whatever
Posted by Mary Warren over 11 years ago
It is important to have balance in one's life.  Especially where family and friends are concerned.  Book an appointment with yourself and your family every week -- that way it is in the calendar and can't be change unless there is a real emergency.  Clients come and go, but your family is number 1.
Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 11 years ago
Amen Todd, I am proud of you.  When do I stop to smell the roses?  As much as I can!!!
Posted by Tish Shaftner Mosteller over 11 years ago

I am so happy to hear I am not the only one that will shut off my phone when I feel the need.  In the summer months I usually shut off the phone for about 2 hours a day (I work from 7am to about 1 am and this time away from the phones gives me time for myself.  Believe me the voice mails are still there at 4pm, and I now have the Escrow people aware that this is "me" time.  If I am involved in something that needs immediate attention I just rearrange my time off.....

Works for me, and keeps me sane.

Posted by Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate (CELLing Realty) over 11 years ago

Well, I started moving in to my new investment property and boy did I wish I took a breather today. My back hurts - lol

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments and Kathy, I am still trying to find someone in the Tacoma area for ya.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 11 years ago

Thanks Todd,

And be careful with the back :)

Posted by Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate (CELLing Realty) over 11 years ago

Old age creeping up Todd?????  :)

Posted by Mary Warren over 11 years ago
YES - Mary - lol
Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 11 years ago

Todd,

I love taking time outs like that, even if just a couple of hours it is necessary to stay balanced! Take care of that back. :)

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) over 11 years ago

DAN - I'm trying to get better!

Mary - Every once in awhile, I look back at my dad and realize I just need to slow down. You are so right, kids are only around a short time, work will be there.

Suzanne, Not drinking keeps me balanced also - lol

Kathy, I am trying to take care of the back. Hired a bunch of boy scouts to move me today - lol

Joan - I love the idea of booking an appointment for yourself.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 11 years ago

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