Conversations in elevators and around water coolers these days usually center on where everyone is going on vacation. We all look forward to getting away, and we enjoy hearing what our co-workers like to do on vacation. The destinations are many, as individual as the people headed there.
The French author and philosopher Albert Camus said, “Life is the sum of all your choices.” How we choose to spend our leisure time says something about who we are as individuals.
So, of course, are the choices we make back in the office.
While the summer is a great time to relax and rejuvenate, getting away from the office also gives us the opportunity to reflect on our work, and on the challenges and opportunities that await us in the coming year.. What goals will we set for ourselves in the coming months? What solution will come to us as we let go, however briefly, of our daily routines?
We are fortunate to live in a nation in which equal access to justice is the foundation of our democracy.
The public comes to the courts during turbulent times in their lives, whether they are seeking custody of their children in a contentious divorce or fighting to recover damages sustained in an accident. Our commitment to justice and safeguarding the trust and confidence placed in us by the public will never waiver.
Make sure to indulge in the pleasures of life you might not have time for during the year. Read that novel. Play outside with your children or grandchildren. Go fishing, sailing or camping.
Whether it’s your decision about which beach to lie on or the destination of your next day trip, know that every decision you make, no matter how small, affects your life and the lives of those around you.
Have a safe, relaxing and enjoyable summer.