I have been in a real rut lately. The fact is that I have been burnt out for months. When I work, I seem to be going at half the pace I used to, so it feels like I am just working all the time when I am not tending to my children. On those days when I'm feeling especially run-down and under-appreciated (and counting the days until summer vacation is over), I wonder why I am able to plug along day after day.
I took the photo below at dinner last night. Those aren't fake smile-for-the-camera smiles. My family is genuinely happy and having fun. After I took this photo, I realized that they are why I keep going. I'm going to put this photo on my desktop so, if I ever begin to forget again (maybe while I'm up until 1am working because I couldn't get enough done during the day), I'll have an instant reminder.
Taken with the Nokia Lumia 920