Monday, December 22, 2008


So, I did not work much of any balloon gigs this week, but I did go visit some family. Actually, I visited a LOT of family.

I took my girlfriend and we drove up to Alabama and saw a lot:
Her Aunt and Uncle, My mom and step dad, my 2 sisters, my brother, my grandma and grandpa on my mothers side, my nephew, my aunt and uncle on my fathers side, my grandma on my fathers side, my cousin, and all the awesome people and places in between.

It was a great experience I thought... It was really hard trying to see everyone all within a weeks time since they do not live in the same area.

The experience taught me a lot. So, here's my reference to balloons, especially with my experience in line work:

I've found that doing line work gives you two main choices. You can either try to get to as many people as you can or you can spend as much time with each person as you can. You can't really do both.

In reference to family, I chose to spend time with as many people as I could and then I made sure to let them all know that I enjoyed what little time I had with each of them. Some I spent a day or two with and some I was only able to spend a number of hours with. Just the same, it doesn't mean I care any less about any of them. It just means I only had that much time.

Balloons, like life, always offers a choice. Be sure you are aware of what you are choosing, what you are sacrificing, and what you are getting in return.

Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays over the next few weeks!!
May your quality time also be quantity time.

Your Balloon Man,
Jonathan Fudge


Anonymous said...

Just wanted you to know , we do love you and we do realize you have a life outside of this , and we do appreciate what time we do get to spend with you.From what I saw you spread yourself thin this time. It sure wasn't for the lack of trying. Love you bunches, Mom

Your Balloon Man said...

Thanks for the message. It took me a while to realize that you left one, but Thanks.
Yeah, I have a lot I try to do and very little time to do it. I'm only hoping that if I work really hard I'll be able to save up enough time to go and visit.
Thanks for the comment!
Love ya mom!