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Daddy is too busy … An emotional post

Today’s post will be short, sweet and to the point! 

Several months ago just after my daughters second birthday, I found myself in a situation where I was transitioning into a leadership role in my school.

My Daughter was 2 years old and I was busy, …. extremely busy. I would have left to ‘work’ before she woke up and often didn’t get home from ‘work’ until she was asleep. “I had my weekends though”, I continued to tell myself. I was so focussed on ‘work’ that the most important thing in my life was not even part of my life!

I was so pre-occupied with my ‘work’ that it didn’t even strike me until, as a 2-year old, my Daughter said to me one day “Daddy you are too busy to play”. That one comment broke my heart and changed things forever!

I immediately stopped what I was doing and changed my mindset. Family first, everything else second!!!!

I was so “busy” that even my Daughter had noticed and that is not acceptable.

‘School’, my passion, the job that I LOVE became ‘work’. Something I had promised myself would never happen. Being busy got in the way of my passion for education.


My Daughter and I celebrating Deepavali at school.

I will never let that happen again. Work can wait, but my family can’t – I changed my daily routines to fit in with my families schedule, my family needed to see me more!

I am so lucky my daughter said that one comment. It has changed my world forever.

Don’t let yourself get caught in the same situation. Put your family first no matter what – they are everything!

Family first, everything else second! Have an amazing week ahead!

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Craig Kemp

Craig Kemp

I am a passionate Global EdTech Consultant based in Singapore but working with Schools and EdTech companies all over the world. I am a lifelong learner, dream creator and thought leader. I love to inspire others and find inspiration. Co-founder of #whatisschool, #asiaED edchats and #pubPD.

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