Sep 15, 2011
THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UN'FAIR'
Don't get me wrong, I love my job but sometimes it feels like I am introducing the people I talk with to technology for the first time. After 8+ hours it can start to wear on you.
Because of some financial "situations" that are beyond our control, I am working as much overtime as possible and I miss having that time to do things with family and for myself. I need that time to remember what I am working for.
Every year, it has become family tradition to go to the Utah State Fair. I was quickly reminded of every food temptation imaginable. For some reason there is an unspoken goal between the majority of vendors to find the most unhealthy food imaginable and put it on a stick. Looking at it from different eyes, it was strange to think how the goal was to go and try to consume as much of this type of food as possible.
I told my wife when we were at the fair, "If the main attraction of the fair is unhealthy food that we can't eat it's more like an unfair."
I'm not going to lie. There were several times I wanted to yank the pizza & ice cream we had gotten for the kids out of their little hands and go Cookie Monster on 'em but I didn't let the thought of consuming food consume me.
My favorite parts were watching how happy and proud Jeffrey was riding "The BIG wheel" and seeing Katie in her element on her pony. I saw a good friend I hadn't seen in probably 10 years and it felt great not to be embarrassed about my weight.
Life isn't about food. Living it up doesn't have to mean eating it up.
We had a great time and our kids will remember all the fun we had long after the memories about the food they ate fade away.
at 12:19 PM