The more we progress, the more we regress. Sometimes we need to learn how to balance the things of the new with the things of the old.
You never know what the first step to success will be, so don't close yourself off to anything. Try new things! Who knows where they might lead.
I would like you to take the opportunity to pet yourself on the back. But do not do it just because every kid gets a participation trophy. Do it because there is something you are proud of achieving this year.
It is my professional opinion that two-day-weekends are just too short for us to reset, do stuff outside of work, have fun and prepare ourselves for the new cycle of madness. With three-day-weekends, we would be in a better than "It is Monday again?" frame of mind on Monday. We would be more motivated and happy.
Somehow, the stars aligned and I had the house all to myself and a few classmates. Naturally, I made sure to invite the same number of boys and girls.
During one of my Economics classes at the university, my professor stated that being married is a fiscally smart idea. You have two incomes (hopefully) and only one bill to pay.