So, I closed the shop down this weekend. The reasons were important
family events. I actually caught a little flack from potential clients for this but:
1. My family comes first, everything else is a distant second
2. The reason I don't have a storefront at this point is I like the
flexibility my "appointment only" setup affords me.
3. This closure was booked weeks in advance, it's not like people
signed up and were bumped.
The resultant of all this is I am booked out the wazoo the next month,
which is good also.
So, what was so important the weekend?
On Saturday, I took my sons 3/4 grade lacrosse team (which I coach) to
leafy Maplewood NJ for their 1st away/travel game.
(my son, being chased by 3 defenders)
(now 5...needless to say, this didn't end good)
No offense to my
rabid biker client base, but there's nothing more important than my
Saturday. Sure, we got lost on the way, but these 26 little guys (and
parents) look to me for leadership and attention. Our program (The
Brooklyn Crescents...check out the website, I designed it) has been
around for 4 years, and this is the first year they've expanded to
include a 3/4 grade boys team. As we are 1 of only 2 lacrosse programs
in NYC, we play slot of suburban teams. I have played lacrosse for
many years and through college, so I know the experiences these guys
Sunday was a trip to my patents for mothers day. I won't elaborate on
this event too much, as it's family significance should be obvious.
So, there's my weekend, and I'm beat. On my way to work, writing this
on the R train, pretty exhausted, but very fulfilled.