I love this time year; I call it the work season which in my mind runs from September 1st to the end of June. The kids are about to go back to school and the pace of my business changes because people are getting back from summer vacations and that summertime attitude.
Working from my home office, I’m impacted by suddenly having a house full of kids during the summer months. I have three boys, but at times it seems like a lot more. I hear their footsteps above me in my basement office and my focus suddenly shifts to their needs: are they bored, hungry and getting along? Just what are they up to?
Don’t get me wrong, having a home office has its advantages. For example, I’m here for the kids and I’d like to think I’m a better father because of my close proximity to them. However, the summer months are always tougher because I can be easily distracted by the footsteps above me.
Through the years I’ve realized that the summer months have an ebb and flow that you just can’t fight and just have to go with. But now, as fall approaches here in Greater Boston, I reevaluate my business goals and start to get pumped for the upcoming work season! The next ten months encompass fall, winter and spring with each season having its own unique vibe. It’s time to focus and work hard.
As much as I look forward to the work season after a mellow summer, I know I’ll shortly long for the sound of my kids footsteps constantly above me, because that means summer has returned.