Lets face it, disc golf is a part of our lives. So much so that we find ourselves here on DGRU reading everything we can about our sport and surrounding ourselves with like minded people. For some life is waking up, possibly eating and then hitting the course. For others like myself those days are gone and we find ourselves married now, maybe raising children and we have to juggle our time spent between our 2 loves.
For this group i am writing this blog today...
For me things are running pretty smooth. While I'm not sailing at an Americas Cup winning clip i'm not out in rough waters either. It takes work and compromise. I have found that there has to be a trade off. For the hours i spend on the DGC i have to spend an equal or greater time with my family with my focus solely on them. Not the TV, PC, PS3 or trying to get my 1 year old to throw a mini around the living room.
It's best to be upfront. Let your other know how you feel about playing. At the same time get excited for them over their own activities. Plan an afternoon out or just spend some family time during what would usually be time spent playing. It shows that family is first and the next time an unscheduled round op. pops up you're in!
*word of wisdom here...don't throw it back in their face or it will never happen again and all your efforts will come off as contrived.
IF your GF, BF, Wife, Husband etc. works, those are great times to play. If you're married and both work DON"T go play every time you both have the day off leaving them at home! Especially if you have kids!! That's the wrong path to travel if you want to juggle your time between family and discs.
If at all possible get the whole family playing! Take them all to an easy course, give them a flippy disc and don't act like a drill instructor! Share your time with family and you'll have an easy time spending some away, playing with your mates ;)