Passion comes with doing what you love

There’s a lot to be said about doing what you love as your profession. Not everyone does just that or is lucky enough to find a way to make a little money as they progress through life by doing something that excites them and keeps them motivated.

I’ve been one of the lucky ones and I have been reminded of that fact many times in my life. Most recently, I had a little downtime in writing assignments. I used that time to do some personal organizing and downsizing, other activities I find I like and look forward to when I get the chance.

But two assignments since then reinforced my love for writing. The subjects are interesting and the people I interview and facts I research for the stories are Continue reading “Passion comes with doing what you love”

You and I don’t communicate any more

If the internet and social media are so fast, why does it seem like it takes us longer and longer to communicate?

That conundrum, if you will, struck me some time ago, when I received an email from a friend I’ve known since junior high school. (Guess you can tell how old I might be, right? You don’t hear “junior high” much anymore, it’s been “middle school” for some time.) We’ve stayed in touch off and on over the years, but not regularly. I lived on the opposite side of Colorado, so it wasn’t like we could meet for dinner or drinks whenever we felt like getting together.

But despite the ability to immediately respond to my friend, I did nothing. For days Continue reading “You and I don’t communicate any more”

Might have found a path again

I used to walk a lot. Really liked it, too. I was fortunate to live and work within a half mile, so it seemed to be a natural thing to do every day.

When I moved across Colorado to the way too-crowded Front Range and Denver, I didn’t have the same chance. So you could say I kind of lost my way on the path of my life. That applied to where I was trying to go professionally and personally as well.

Fast forward about three years to today and it feels like I may have found a path again. I’m still not walking as much as I did before the big move, but Continue reading “Might have found a path again”

Reconnecting and connecting

We’ve all heard the saying, “you can’t go home again.” I’ve never fully understood what that meant, since I’ve always been welcome when I go back to places I grew up or lived. Or got in touch with people from my past.

This week was a case in point. I reconnected, through the magic of social media, with a good friend from my college days. It was great catching up and spending time with someone who I had a lot of things in common with and shared good times. We’ve traveled different journeys in life, but still welcomed the chance to reminisce and get caught up.

Friends FingersI also sat down for lunch with another friend I hadn’t seen in quite some time, but had kept in touch – again through social media – much more frequently. He’s in a position to hopefully help me in my latest turn on life’s trail, but he’s also a good friend.

As I continue to learn new skills and try to take my career in a new direction, I think it’s helpful to have some solid ground to anchor me as I go forward. At times, I may need a little support and encouragement and I know I have that to help. If I were doing this totally alone, it would be even more daunting that it seems.

I think one of life’s truest statements is about coming into this world alone and leaving it alone. But all the in between time is what makes each life different. I’m glad I’ve used mine to make the friends I have.

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