In the late 70’s and early 80’s the “experts” predicted that the biggest challenge we would experience entering the new millennium was what to do with our spare time. These futurists predicted the rise in robotics and computers would leave us with 35 hour work weeks and leisure time activities would be a premium. Think of it- 168 hours in a week- 35 for work, 56 for sleep; that would leave us with 77 hours for recreation and leisure or 11 hours a day! Experts? Futurists?

I don’t know what your work week is like but many of us are working more hours not less. Our biggest challenge is how to find time for our marriage and family.

When Sandy and I got married I was still very active athletically (you know- back in the day). I played several sports a year (Sandy was always there cheering me on) and that seemed to work. By the time I was 36 years old, I needed to make adjustments in a huge way. I was playing AAU basketball and enjoyed the competition but, my son was 8 and he began to play organized sports as well. The problem was we often played on the same day. Now Sandy was taking my son and daughter to practices and to a game or two without me. It was a real wakeup call- I found myself and my family heading in opposite directions. It had to change. I gave up league play and got more involved in my kids lives. I can’t believe I let it go that far. This weekend we are going to discuss how to Hurry Home- how to get to the place that really matters.

Talk Back

  1. What adjustments have you made to Hurry Home?
  2. Where do you need to make an adjustment?