Elias, my oldest son, is going to college.
At the end of the summer, we’ll load up the car with new blankets and dorm gear, and drive him to school.
Luckily, it’s close by, and while that is good for him and us, it’s going to be a huge change that will take some getting used to.
When he and his brother were little, I used to think about the old army tagline: The Army – the toughest job you’ll ever love.
But for me, it was: Parenting – the toughest job you’ll ever love.
Of course, there are things I wish I could go back and redo, because it’s always on-the-job training.
You become a parent in an instant, and it takes a lifetime to become mediocre at it!
Recently, two WILL Alums had babies within a few weeks of each other.
Another is pregnant with twins, and is healthy at 34 weeks.
I believe (and she 100% concurs), that she would not have been able to get pregnant, or sustain a healthy pregnancy, if she had stayed at her previous job..
All three had left (big) law before their pregnancies.
A lot of parents that join WILL often share that they aren’t as present and connected with their kids as they want to be, but it’s something they want to change.
I’ll tell you this: the time goes fast.
We think we have oodles more, and the next thing you know, you’re headed to Bed, Bath and Beyond with a dorm room checklist in your sweaty palm.
There is no “later.”
There is only now.
As I prepare to take my son to college, I ask you to consider your priorities.
Consider what it is that you want NOW.
Do not wait.
WILL helps you create time and free up mental, physical and spiritual space to focus on your priorities.
When you leave (big) law, you have a chance to create the life you desire.
Or discover your desires.
You’re guided first back to you, and from there, forward.
Whatever you want to create, I’m here for it.