— Brian (@btcostello05) April 22, 2018
Last week I tried something new. I went “live” to share a personal moment in my own journey as I shared the first Proof edition of The Teacher’s Journey. I was shocked to see just how many people have taken the time to share that glimpse into my home, into a personal moment of joy and excitement. That event made me realize two things: People like sharing in personal moments and stories (something I did in my book but haven’t done enough on my blog) and people LOVE video.
I decided that I would be adding some more live videos to share more about The Teacher’s Journey. I will add them to www.costellocorner.com when I can, but in the meantime, I am going to focus on continuing to share more personal stories.
Today’s personal moments are about managing life, balance, and the insanity of this freight train moving toward May 14th. I have two amazing children, a five-year-old daughter, and a seven-month-old son. This past weekend my wife returned to working nights, which means I get lots of quality time with the kids. It also means that responsibilities that we had divided are now up to me. Here is the brutal truth, I have been terrified of the thought. I love being a dad, but being the equivalent of a single parent even five or six nights a week is daunting. I admire single parents who raise their kids, make all the sacrifices, and do all the things. You are all superheroes. While I navigate this new routine, I am also preparing to launch The Teacher’s Journey (Book), which comes out on May 14th. Despite having most of the “work” done, it is still something on my plate; still something I need to balance. Knowing this was coming, I planned weeks in advance to be finished writing, editing, backlogging podcasts, and more. I have had to cancel a few events that I was excited to be a part of to make sure life doesn’t overwhelm me. I knew this would be a period where my family would take up so much more of my time, and so I prepared. It doesn’t make it easy, but it has made it easier. Podcasts come out on schedule, blog posts and this new added wrinkle of live video are just about the only thing left on my plate that takes up much time. That is good because time has been limited and extremely valuable to me. I am still able to hop on twitter and voxer during the day, find ways to help others, but most importantly, so far, I have been able to enjoy the quality time with my kids. Balance isn’t just about setting aside time during a certain day, it is about making adjustments both on the fly and to plan ahead. I look forward to continuing to share more personal moments, excitement, and the joy of seeing The Teacher’s Journey making its way into people’s’ hands.
You can get it here: https://www.amazon.com/Teachers-Journey-Brian-Costello/dp/1732248702/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1525096691&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Teacher%27s+Journey&dpID=51qpQ5iXrcL&preST=_SX218_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch