Just when I think the pace of my life cannot move any quicker, somehow it gets kicked up another notch. The last two weeks have been a blur. We have not been able to keep up with anything in the house due to outside obligations, and my personal projects? Forget it. I have an article due next week, blog posts to catch up on, reviews to write, lacrosse club forms to create…the list goes on.

And today I find myself writing this post on my phone, in the passenger seat of my car while the 17 year old drives the two of us to visit a college in Dubuque, Iowa. As we speed by the browning cornfields, I wonder how simplified my life would be if I lived out here. I imagine a much slower pace, a more relaxed me.

Then, as my son turns up Sammy Hagar, I realize I would not have it any other way.