06-06-19 Kingsley: My Side-Kick

Thursday 6th June 2019

Working hard is a great way to impact the world, to learn, to grow, to feel accomplished, and sometimes even to find happiness, but it becomes a problem when you do so at the expense of the people closest to you. Ironically, we often work hard to make money for the people we care about without realizing that they value our company more than money. The key is to find a balance between doing what you love and being with the people you love. Otherwise you’ll look back one day and wish you’d focused more on the latter.

I’ve been rearing Kingsley full time for over 4 years now; gave up full time employment t the beginning of April 2015. Apart from sending him to school in Greece and Australia, we’ve traveled the world together as a team. Me carrying all the treats and bags and Kingsley my side-kick.

We are embarking on a new adventure now, one where 1) he (we) no longer travel full time, 2) he’s more into his sports than hanging out with me, 3) two more babies are in the mix, 4) English is the dominant language and significantly 5) behavioural compliance is rewarded.

He still comes into bed with me every morning and we lay down together for νάνι each night so my baby is still there; my first born who unearthed the mother goddess in me. My Kingsley.