Work vs Us

I learnt a very important lesson this week – relationships are more important than work.

I know it is an admirable and necessary thing to work hard in life, but if you don’t put some time into fostering relationships you will be left with nothing but the work.  

How did I come to this conclusion?

In spite of a mile long list of ‘to dos’ my husband and I escaped this weekend to the tropical paradise of the Whitsundays to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We sat on a balcony overlooking the water, sipped champagne, and reminisced about our life together. It would have been very easy to cancel the trip, as the stresses of running our own business (not to mention my writing) forced us to think long and hard about the decision to take the weekend off. But now I am so relieved that we didn’t allow the stress of work to influence our decision.

It was a revitalising and refreshing time. And it drove home to me how important relationships are. There is certainly a time for work. But make sure you also take time out to connect with those you love.

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5 thoughts on “Work vs Us

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    Congratulations on your tenth anniversary. I’m glad you found time to celebrate this important milestone in your marriage. Blessings.

  2. This post inspired me to encourage my husband to come out for a night to celebrate our 20th as it had been in the middle of moving and seemed so easy to let slide. It’s always wise to celebrate milestones as all the work will still be waiting 🙂

    1. I’m so pleased that I inspired you to do that, Paula. We generally do not celebrate anniversaries. In fact, the year Tully was born my stepdaughter rang me to wish me a happy anniversary and I said – ‘Oh- is that today?’. We are big on birthdays, but anniversaries tend to go by each year without much notice. I was so pleased to go all out this year and it made all the difference. I am happy to see it did for you too. xx

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