Last first day 2018

welcome back to school
Yesterday morning welcome-back-to-school-breakfast parent-social for the first day of school.


notes texted
From a conversation with the parent of a Kindergartener.


windermere prep
Last night after school.


windermere prep
Heading home from school yesterday.


Last first day 2018.

We are working on initiative and fun this year.

The final two values we share.

The list for preparing for adulthood:

  1. Honesty
  2. Behave admirably
  3. Self-control
  4. Personal responsibility
  5. Initiative
  6. Fun



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When does your workday begin?

Orlando Sanford airport entrance sign
Yesterday, 6am on the way home.


The workday begins the night before.

For example, yesterday:

  • 4:40am – awaken
  • 5:00am – drive to airport
  • 6:00am – drop off Cheryl, drive home
  • 7:00am – begin 5-mile run
  • 8:00am – drive son to school
  • 8:30am – Gold’s Gym core & strength workout
  • 9:30am – drive home, pickup office supplies on the way
  • 10:15am – dip in the pool
  • 10:25am – brunch
  • 11:00am – read, email, social media, write, work
  • 1:30pm – drive to physical therapist for evaluation
  • 3:15pm – client call to Hawai’i
  • 4:15pm – pickup son at school
  • 4:30pm – Twistee Treat drive-thru for ice cream on drive home
  • 4:45pm – Grocery store for frozen pizza
  • 5:15pm – Dinner for two
  • 5:45pm – free time in family room
  • 9:00pm – bedtime
  • 9:30pm – lights out

The only audible for the day was picking up the frozen pizza.

Not everyday is this structured. But everyday is structured with a plan determined the night before.

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