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Sometimes, I need more hours in a day. Sometimes, I need those hours to get more done; other times, I need them to rebound from a hectic travel schedule. 

It's that time of year again! The weather is getting cooler, the girls are getting back into their school routine, and Sunday afternoons are filled with football! In case you need reminding, I am the only male living in my house—and, coincidently, the only one whose mood is contingent on how the Bears are playing. My girls are now resigned to the fact that they lose me one afternoon a week until February rolls around. To them, Super Bowl Sunday brings a whole new view on excitement. The year-end football party marks the beginning of Sunday afternoon attention from their dad, and grandpa, and uncle, too!

I'm officially a Rose, after so much paperwork …

At long last, after more than three years (or thirty-nine months or 1,180 days—yes, I counted), my long distance relationship is over! I will always have someone to come home to; I'll never have to say goodbye again! And do you know what else I'll always have to come home to?

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to be a part of an ATHENA luncheon. The ATHENA leadership model focuses on eight tenets: Authentic Self, Relationships, Giving Back, Collaboration, Courageous Acts, Fierce Advocacy, Celebration and Joy, and Learning.

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