I’m going offline to spend time with my family.
You’ll also know that we have an 18 year old daughter who just graduated and on her way to college in about 2 weeks.
My wife and I have been struggling with this the entire year. It’s been an emotional roller coaster for us. We’re just 36 years old with an 18 year old. We’re not use to kids leaving us. We’re not use to having kids as grownups.
I know I’m making this seem a bit to much and we’re probably blowing this way out of proportion. It may even sound like we’re hating the fact that she’s leaving, but no, that’s not the case.
We’re so proud of her. What she’s done, what’s she’s accomplished, and what she’s yet to achieve. She’s going to lead a great, wonderful, and happy life.
The thing is that she’s our first everything.
Everything with her is like the first time for us because she’s our first born. Our first to walk, to talk, go to school, drive, get a job, and now first to leave home.
I’m sure it’s just a phase all parents go through so it’s just something we’re going to have to deal with, but for now, the closer we get to her leaving just makes things a bit harder to deal with.
It’s not only my wife and I who are having trouble with this. Our younger daughter, who is 13 also feels like she’s losing her best friend. That’s her older sister. The person she goes to for advice, for comfort, to talk. The person she learned how to be a girl from. How to put on make up, do her hair, her nails. The person she looks up to.
It’s hard on all of us.
Our son, he’s only 3 so he doesn’t even understand what’s going on. In his eyes he’s just helping her pack her suitcase for trip to New York or Chicago. He’s having a blast helping her get things ready. He’s all smiles ;-) I just wonder if when she leaves will he know or understand why she’s gone. Eventually he’ll wonder why she’s not home.
So I’m signing off.
I’ve made the decision to go offline and be with my family. I have 2 weeks till my daughter goes off to lead her wonderful life and I’m going to spend every minute, every second of it with her, my wife, and the entire family.
I will not be online at all. I’ve taking measures to make sure my online businesses will be taken care of. All support, sales, anything that has to do with any of my online businesses will be handled by my support team.
There will be no post’s, videos, or podcast shows published. Since these require me to be there personally, I’ll have to pause them for the time being.
Please know that I am not quitting or leaving this thing of ours. I love each and every one of you. I love my blog and I love my podcast show.
This is a really hard and difficult decision for me because everything is going so well. My blog and podcast show is growing and gaining momentum. The Income Press Podcast is at it’s all time high.
But even with all that, my family comes first. I just need to focus 150% of my time and energy on my family.
My wife needs me, my kids need me, and I need them.