Not Cease from Exploration

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I get a shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather...

Mental health break this afternoon in the form of half-day off.  Now there is plenty for me to do in the office, but I do have all of this time off available to me, and since my travel schedule was changed for the week, I decided that it might make sense to enjoy some down time.

Apologies in advance if anyone thinks that this kind of blogging is "trite" by the way.  Wait, scratch the "apology" part.  Note to one and all:  I publicly proclaim that I don't especially care if anyone reads this stuff.  However, if you do read it and find it at least a bit amusing, entertaining, (cough) insightful, then all the better.  If you don't...well...then don't read.

Anyway, back to being trite.

I've had a few things I've wanted to write about over the past few days...I even have an idea for a series of postings...but these days I am long on ideas but short on time.  Part of it is just my profession, as my job requires a fair amount of my physical time (case in point yesterday:  I was in the Scranton office at 6:05am, got back from the Hartford office at 8:30pm), and what physical time it doesn't take is sometimes absorbed  by mental time (meaning that I am thinking about work stuff).  Then we have to factor in the outside stuff I engage in, and there you have it:  not a lot of time.

I know, cry me a river.  It's hard work striving to live a full life.  Note that I said "striving".

Speaking of blogging, I was looking the other day at old blog postings that go back to the mid-2000's, some of which I think I'd like to resurrect here.  That's an idea that's been on the burner for a while, one that I need to pull the trigger on one of these days.  Also, in the spirit of complete honesty, I usually have one or two drafted postings that are sitting in the wings for various reasons.  One such is actually ready to go, although a certain event has to occur first before I can finish and publish it.  In time.

Looking forward, I'm reasonably sure that the professional side of my life will end up hitting a more reasonable stride one of these days/weeks/months.  Well more like I will learn to create a more reasonable pace. As I get older I have become increasingly aware that we do in fact control far more of our environment than we previously believed.  Most importantly, we absolutely control our own attitudes.  In the end that matters the most.

On the personal front, well, there are always variables in life when you have kids, even "kids" that are now legally adults.  Now matter how complex my life can be, it's far better than it could be simply by virtue of the fact that I have wonderful children.  That will not be changing.  Other personal stuff?  Well, stay tuned. For me, 2010 was a year of making big decisions/changes.  2011 was a year of executing on those changes.  2012 will be even more change, but it will be all good.  I'd rather face the uncertainty of change, knowing that it offers possibilities, than the certainty of a sameness that offers...well...just sameness.



"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. I am not afraid."
- Marcus Aurelius

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