Here we offer some suggestions on how to assure that your home internet is stable and able to handle the load for today’s work environment.
Slice of Life
It’s no accident that vacationing creates memories, whether you go on a sabbatical by yourself or take a vacation with your family and friends. When you have a daily routine, the brain tends to go on autopilot, collecting fewer memories. It’s the unusual instances, the aberrations we remember and store for life. Planning for and executing on taking a vacation can be difficult, but we find it to be worth the work.
The last couple of weeks have brought upon each and every one of us a tremendous amount of disruption. The emotions that have caused it have been varied, swift and powerful. There is a great deal of fear and sadness for how COVID-19 is causing chaos in our everyday lives.
My challenge to you is to set a 2020 goal and map out the monthly results. This gives us a better scoreboard to check progress. It also keeps us accountable starting right away in January, in addition to providing more on-ramps throughout the year for getting back on track if we miss a month or two. Achievement doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing endeavor or some grand plan that’s ruined by the first inevitable pitfall.
For the past few years, our family has increasingly focused on giving experiences rather than gifts for Christmas. Here are a few experiences around Madison, WI that are good choices for holiday gifts.
As I sit here today at our office, there is one feeling that is far and above all of the others that I have experienced since that November afternoon in 2017. It is the feeling of GRATITUDE.
As the days turn into weeks and weeks into months, it seems as though our lives move at an increasingly crazy and frenetic pace. We pinball from work to home to kid’s sports and activities to errands to any other of the dozen things we try to pack into a 24 hour period.
Every year I get really excited for my birthday because it almost always falls on Memorial Day weekend. As a child I could look forward to a 3-day weekend filled with fun, family and the single most important day in any summer…the first pool day! But I also learned that there are hundreds of thousands who have lost their lives in service to our country, protecting the freedoms that we as citizens of the United States experience every day. They paid the ultimate sacrifice and it only seems fitting that we take a day to remember and celebrate their selflessness.
I spent much of this past Sunday, on a beautiful 78 degree, sun-kissed day, devouring my fair share of delicious seasonal confections. As I nibbled and bit into each one of these, it occurred to me that some are, in fact, better than others. I’m sure that not everyone agrees with me on what makes the best Easter candy, but everyone will agree that there are different levels of deliciousness involved. Having woken up from my sugar-induced coma, I thought it would be a good idea to settle once and for all what is the best Easter candy.
I can’t help but notice that what is lost in all of this wishing and hoping is that precious days on this Earth with our friends and loved ones are so easily rushed and overlooked for something that will happen on some future day. I am absolutely guilty of this, rushing time to get to some future time. To myself and everyone, I say, let’s slow down and enjoy today for today.