A couple of weekends ago, I had an opportunity to step back in time. We were staying at our lake house in Hickory for the Labor Day weekend. In passing, my mother mentioned that the Hickory American Legion Fair was the same week. On the spur of the moment, we decided that would be an awesome outing with my four kids and my three nieces. So, we quickly showered and headed off to the county fair. Now, I have to admit, it's probably been 15 years since I've been to fair. I grew
So, the last couple weeks have been more stressful than normal at work. We're changing compensation models; we are looking at the budget for next year; we are under pressure to cut costs and be more efficient, and quite frankly, morale on the part of my colleagues is in the dumps.
On more than one evening, I have found myself tearful discussing my day with my family. My kids are asking why I am coming home from work so upset. Joe is asking why I keep doing this. And, I hav