You might not think that there is any time for rest and recuperation, but it's important that we all have a bit of downtime. Being a parent is a full-time job, and if we spend a lot of effort teaching our children the various skills they need to get ahead in life this leaves us feeling burnt out. This is doubly true if we are teaching our children skills that we don't necessarily know ourselves, so we are learning them as well.
Throughout my career, I have been on many staff retreats. I even had the pleasure of planning some of them. Many were onsite and some were offsite. There is one thing for sure; they were all great opportunities to escape the day-to-day hustle and bustle of my work, and well spent time bonding with my co-workers. This year I had the pleasure of visiting Lake Norman with my team, whom I proudly call my second family.