Given this is a short 4th of July week and I’m sure you (like me) don’t want to use too many brain cells, I figure we’ll keep it light and have some fun. Then again, fun is what it’s all about, isn’t it?
So many times we while away the days being the consummate professional. We read professional journals. We write professional messages. We hold professional meetings. We wear professional clothes. Sometimes we push the limits and read SEMI-professional blogs like this one (which is a wonderful little guilty pleasure).
Unfortunately this professionalism bleeds over into everything we do. Professionalism eventually becomes the ultimate buzzkill. And once that happens, life sucks.
Allow me to illustrate. My son’s school has a huge outdoor games at the end of the year. There’s a picnic, games, blow-up climbing thingies, etc. Parents are invited. Here’s the first rub – it occurs during the day therefore a lot of parents don’t attend due to work. For some, that’s a reasonable reason to miss the event. For others who have flexibility, it was a lame excuse.