However, I have a family that needs me to be present. Living in the moment with them. One of my fears is that I will wake up one day, my kids will be adults and they will say to me, "You were never around."
How do you prioritize your passions?
I did cut back on some of my extra-familial activities, but I'm still as busy as ever. Even if I cut back on work and personal interests, there is a new demand for my time. My busy-ness comes from supporting my kids' passions. Sports. Theater. All of the "enriching experiences" parents want their children to have.
Is this the meaning of being a parent? To become less so my kids can become more?