I work in one of the greatest locations in Columbus: the Easton Town Center. Even so, I rarely stick around after work to enjoy the sites, sounds and smells. But a mixer with a client tonight kept me around. So once I’d decided that I had felt awkward at Martini Park long enough (I don’t drink), I headed over to Barnes and Noble. My goal? I planned to purchase a jQuery book. I had little money to spend, but I figured I could afford one book. After a short search, I came across the exact jQuery book I was looking for. Fast forward a half hour. I left the store with a book in hand. But not the jQuery book. A Curious George book for my children.
I am genuinely blessed to work with great folks at a great company. On more days than not, I really enjoy what I do. And because of that, I’ve gotten darn good at it. I sometimes wonder how it is that I get paid to do something that is actually fun. I tell you this not to brag about my job, but to explain to you just how important my family is to me. You see, no matter how much I enjoy something or how important it may seem at the time, it absolutely pales in comparison to my children.
I will buy the jQuery book some day, probably sooner than later. And with it I hope to improve my skill set and advance my career. But as important as that is, I have another, far more important job to do. And that is to be a father to my children.
Curious George trumps jQuery.