There are individuals who are obsessed with schedules. They can’t even cope if their schedules aren’t met. Some families live each day by schedules. They have it listed in their kitchens, on computers and phones to make sure everyone follows them. Children need a routine, but not to have everything planned down to the minute that they never have free time and simply be a kid. Parents seem to feel that their children need to take lessons in music, additional languages, become proficient in various sports, and other types of studies so that they are occupied almost 24/7. Does it turn out better children? Possibly not because they will rebel against any and all schedules, consider skipping school, avoid working as a teenager, etc. It all boils down to balance. Even in the workplace, managers and bosses don’t always allot time to finish work or complete projects. Sadly, individuals work late or take it home with them so they can meet the deadlines. Managing time seems to be a factor that many people fail. Colleges offer degrees in time management. However, it only applies to products. It’s not really about the mounds of paperwork we all have to do every day. No job has an exclusion on paperwork. Whether you are a waitress or waiter, an exercise instructor, a mechanic, bus driver, truck driver, etc. it all has paperwork. In the past several years, accountancy has become a lucrative career because of all the paperwork. If you plan every day of your life, where is the fun? Where is the spontaneity? It’s elusive. In the Good Gus series, families had basic schedules, but nothing cast in concrete. The series is available exclusively on the website and Kindle worldwide. If your schedules are wearing you down, take a reading break with “Misplaced Trust.” It is available on 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.