Doing Things That Matter

I had a day off yesterday, and I originally planned on changing my engine oil, working on emails, running a few errands, going to the gym, walking my dogs in the evening and then finally getting some rest because I have a very busy week ahead of me.

Instead I decided to go up and spend some time with my daughters in Tennessee. And I am so glad I did!!

We met at a library near their house so that I could work on my emails while they worked on their schoolwork. Then we had a delicious meal at Chic-Fil-A before heading over to Opry Mills to play the Escape Room Game.

I honestly didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did!! We had such a great time, and it was such a great experience!! It was so challenging and difficult!! My younger daughter, Annabelle, got scared at the end and wanted to quit. The music was scaring her, and she asked several times if we could stop. I kept reassuring her, and told her everything was going to be ok. My older daughter was feeling the pressure of the clock as the 60 minute time limit was quickly running out!! But we made it!! With only 2 seconds to spare!! We got through it together as a family and overcame the difficult challenges!

Now my daughters have this memory to look back on whenever they’re facing a challenging or scary situation that they may feel is too difficult to overcome. It’s a priceless experience and such a wonderful memory that we now have forever.

Even though I’m now working on just a few hours of sleep today, it was so worth it in order to create that memory with my daughters. Had I not been willing to make the drive, I would be well rested today but I would’ve missed out on that incredible experience that my daughters will remember for the rest of their lives. It was so worth it!!

Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Doing Things That Matter

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