Written by Nick Wagner, Quest 2019
When do you leave work each day?
This is a very personal question and I bet if you ask 10 people you will get 10 different answers.
It depends where you work, what type of work you do, what shift you work, what day it is, if you are travelling, etc.
This article isn’t meant to convince YOU why you should leave work at 5PM everday.
This article is to explain why I’ve made the personal choice to leave work everyday at 5PM.
I have 3 reasons why I leave at 5PM each day, one is 7, one is 5 and one is 3. They are my 3 children.
Many weeknights we have kid activities: Soccer, Baseball, Dance, Basketball, etc.
By leaving at 5PM I get to see them participate in these different events and watch them learn and grow.
By leaving at 5PM I get to see them before they go to bed, I get to read books with them, I get to hear about their day at school.
For me the best part of every day that is the time I spend with them laying in their bed talking before I give them a hug tonight.
Childhood is wonderful, magical and a challenging time for both partents and kids. It is also shorter than you think.
Figure out what your 5PM is for you and your family and try to make time for all the things you want to see with your family before you blink and the kids grow up.
The days go slow, but the years fly by.
Enjoy those days, every one of them.