I am about to embark on new territory. I have never been in this position before. I realize now, just how privileged I have been for a long time. But with the down turn in the economy, that position of privilege has gone.
Specifically, I have never missed my kid’s performances. They might be in a play, a dance, a track meet, or a multitude of other athletic events. Now, I
am missing them. Work has forced me to leave the comforts of my virtual office, conveniently planned travel, and flexible scheduling. When my son’s basketball schedule came out, I discovered that there was not one game that I could attend. The thought of missing a whole season of his work hurts.