June 2020: Following in My Dad's Footsteps
It has been an interesting few months. Like many businesses, our firm has had to adapt to all the changes the COVID-19 pandemic brought to our community. One of the bigger changes is that our entire staff has been working from home. All I can say is this: Thank goodness for the cloud! Our physical office may be closed, but thanks to technology, we are 100% operational and we continue to make progress on claims. We haven’t missed a beat.
In the time I’ve been working from home, I’ve come to realize one of the great benefits that comes with not going into the office every day. I get to spend more time with my family! Before I started working from home in March, I couldn’t remember the last time I had breakfast, lunch, and dinner with my wife and kiddos. Now, we’re eating meals together practically every day.
I enjoy spending more time with the family. My 5-year-old, Olivia, has been joining me as I work out in the garage. She gets in the way sometimes, but it’s still good to have her around. I’ve also been taking jiujitsu classes online and the kiddos have been getting in on that. We practice together and sometimes just mess around.
My 13-year-old, Emma, has been spending much of her time working on homework and practicing the flute. During lunch, we talk and then during the evening, we hang out a bit. It’s been great connecting with her more and with my family as a whole. It’s given me that extra time to focus on becoming the father I really want to be.
I had a great example of fatherhood in my own dad. He was always there for me. It didn’t matter what I was doing; he would come out to my baseball games and even my practice and tryouts. Or if I was practicing karate out in the garage, he would spar with me or help me practice my form…