221. Take Care of Home

I will admit, I didn't do much work this weekend. Although that seems a bit out of character for a person who blogs about being on "the grind", I took a breather. I took the focus off of my goals and focused them on a place where I felt was a little neglected: my family.

I had the pleasure of taking my husband out to ExxonMobil Symphony Nights in Houston, Texas. This is one event we attend every year, and I must say that out of all of the events in Houston, this is the one I look forward to the most. 

The outdoor concert is filled with beautiful music, a night of star-gazing, conversation, food, and relaxation. I also appreciate the fact that it's not as crowded as other events and much calmer. Everything's so peaceful. I love every single minute of it.

The night we attended, the Houston Symphony featured pieces by Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn (Tchaikovsky is a fav of mine), and surprisingly for a summer night in Houston, there was a comforting breeze. 

Talk about an amazing way to begin the weekend.

The next day was all about my nephew. My husband and I took him to shoot hoops, played games like Family Feud, and watched cartoon movies. I'm still enjoying myself at this very moment, typing away listening to the relaxation channel on Pandora. 

There are times when we are quick to take on other people's projects, jump at various business or creative working opportunities, and take a trip to network with so and so. But, there's always a cost, and sometimes our family is the one that gets sacrificed.

Spend some time with the people you love the most. Enjoy yourself. Be fully present. Don't text, Tweet, Facebook, or anything. Just appreciate the moment you have.

Cherish it.